In Mariah's World, the chart-topping songstress offers fans an inside look at her extraordinary and exclusive lifestyle as she gears up to jet set across Europe for her Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour and wed Australian billionaire James Packer. But behind the diva persona and all the glitz and glamour, she's still just Mariah at the end of the day.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Mariah's World - Mariah Copeland - Netflix
Mariah Copeland is a fictional character from the American soap opera, The Young and the Restless, portrayed by Camryn Grimes. Introduced by executive producer Jill Farren Phelps, the character made her first appearance on January 27, 2014. Grimes had previously played the role of Cassie Newman from 1997 to 2005, when the character was killed off. Mariah first appears in Genoa City, hired by Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) to gaslight his former daughter-in-law Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) by posing as the ghost of Sharon's deceased daughter, Cassie, with whom she bears a remarkable resemblance. When the truth about her association with Victor is revealed, Sharon becomes drawn to a troubled Mariah, whom she moves into her home. Meanwhile, it is revealed that Mariah is the notorious ex-girlfriend of Tyler Michaelson (Redaric Williams), who stalked him and his girlfriend Abby Newman (Melissa Ordway). Mariah is also linked to cult leader Ian Ward (Ray Wise), who has been harassing Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott). While living with Sharon and Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow), Cassie's adoptive father, Mariah develops an infatuation with Nick. It is soon discovered that Mariah is actually Cassie's twin sister and the daughter Sharon did not know she had. Her birth was kept secret, following Ian's arrangements for Mariah to be stolen at birth, and acted as a father figure to her for years. Phelps described Mariah as a “loose cannon,” while Grimes has characterized her as a “bad girl with a heart” and more dimensional than what viewers would expect her to be. Reaction to Grimes' return to the soap opera has been positive.
Mariah's World - Maternity reveal - Netflix
After being thrown out by Sharon, Mariah disappears and it is soon revealed that she has been kidnapped by Ian. Ian drugs Mariah and forces her to marry him. After being rescued by Nick and Sharon, Mariah learns that Sharon, “the woman she despises”, is actually her biological mother, and does not handle the news well. Prior to the kidnapping, Nick tracked down the doctor (Dr. Hill) that delivered Cassie and learns that Sharon (a poor teenager at the time) was drugged after giving birth to her, and had in fact delivered twins. Helen Copeland (Karina Logue), a “bitter” woman who claimed to be Mariah's mother for her entire life, was the nurse present who bought the baby for Ian from Dr. Hill, who needed the money for gambling debts. Grimes explained that Mariah has had the “rug pulled from out under her” with this news, stating that “This has been a stressful time for her. I think any change or new information at this point, or anybody's perceived happiness, will be very upsetting, because she has been through so much.” The actress also noted that Mariah finds herself in a state of limbo, “She is wandering about, and she is not really sure what she wants. She is trying to determine if she is going to flee, because that is what she is so used to doing, or what is keeping her here. I think right now she is trying to figure out where she belongs, and how she is going to take this next step.” Mariah maintains that she wants nothing to do with Sharon, but they later forge a relationship. Grimes opined: “Mariah is smart and independent, but she has a lot of growing up to do. She needs to find her place in the world and reaching out to those around her—including her new family—will only help that process. I don't think Sharon and Mariah will ever stay mad at each other for too long.” After the revelation of learning Sharon was her mother, Mariah grows closer to Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) who is also going through a rough patch. Grimes noted that Mariah is “figuring out where she stands in this new city, with this new family, having had the rug pulled out from under her about what she thought she knew about her past”, describing her as being in a phase of “soul searching”. The actress enjoys working with Rikaart, as they play “into a very real element” from both of their real personalities. She compared the characters of Kevin and Mariah, noting that they both “have a checkered past but good hearts”.
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