If the world was a perfect and fair place, Mimi would get 10,000 Emmys for the bedazzled bomb she dropped in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. And she’d get another 10,000 Emmys for the Juilliard-worthy acting she does in this preview clip for the season finale of her “reality” show Mariah’s World. Not since Glitter…..
Mimi’s scene partner is her current dancing boy toy Bryan Tanaka and she should really raise his weekly allowance, because he’s able to stand solid as she tries to knock him over with the complicated layers of raw emotion pouring out of her. But seriously, everyone is comparing this scene to a soap opera. Those people have obviously never seen a soap opera, because this shit makes an episode of General Hospital look like something on PBS starring Dame Maggie Smith. This is the kind of acting you’d get from two 9th graders who were forced to take drama because it was the only elective available.
It’s perfection from Bryan looking like he’s about to break “character” to Mimi looking like she’s going to scream “LINE!” to the end when a production assistant puts a stop to the awkwardness by turning on the sprinklers. This is acting:
Even those fishnet-trapped chichis are giving it their all. And what’s really impressive is that Mimi manages to stand on her own for almost two minutes. I don’t think that’s ever happened before. She truly is suffering for her art!