Ginger Gonzaga is kidding around…
The part-Latina actress has landed a recurring role opposite Jim Carrey in Showtime’s upcoming half-hour comedy series Kidding.
Created by Dave Holstein, and helmed by Carrey’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry, the 10-episode Kidding centers on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Carrey), an icon of children’s television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him – who also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when this beloved personality’s family – wife, two sons, sister and father – begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: A kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.
Gonzaga will play Vivian, a cancer patient at the hospital where Jeff’s (Carrey) wife works.
The Kidding role expands Gonzaga’s relationship with Showtime. She plays Maggie on the premium cable network’s I’m Dying Up Here. She also can be seen on NBC’s Champions and in the upcoming season of HBO’s Room 104 opposite Bryan Tyree Henry.