Ex-Sugababes star Jade Ewen lands surprising role as Mariah Carey in Netflix series

October 19, 2021, 09:49 | Updated: October 19, 2021, 4:33 PM

Former Sugarbabes member Jade Ewen gives a surprising performance as Mariah Carey in the Netflix series.

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Former Sugababes member Jade Ewen landed the role of Mariah Carey in the Netflix series Luis Miguel.

Jade Ewen to play iconic singer Mariah Carey in Netflix series Luis Miguel and this is the first time the character of Mariah will be introduced in the story.

Luis Miguel is a drama series that explores the life story of Mexican singer Luis Miguel. The series dives deep into Luis’ highly successful career as well as his personal life.

Mariah will be shown in the Netflix series for the first time as she dated Luis for three years. They were together from 1999 to 2001.

Jade shared the news about her instagram earlier this year and said she had “endless gratitude” for having the opportunity to play Mariah.

“It’s not everyday you get the chance to play your idol. No words.. just endless gratitude!!! Thank you @netflix @netflixlat @luismiguellaserie #mariahcarey #luismiguelaserie #jadeewen,” Jade wrote on an Instagram caption.

Mariah Carey and Luis Miguel in 2001

Mariah Carey and Luis Miguel in 2001.

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Luis Miguel was filmed in Mexico and this will be the show’s third season – the new series will wrap up the story and explore the final part of Luis’ story.

In other instagram post, Jade shared a short clip from the new series and wrote, “Get ready she’s coming… #luismiguelfinalseason #mariahcarey #comingsoon.”

Jade is an acclaimed performer and she has appeared in various television and theater roles. Away from the Sugababes, Jade has also earned credits performing in the West End in The Lion King and Aladdin.

Luis Miguel airs Thursday, October 28 on Netflix – the third and final series will see Jade take on the role of Mariah and explore the relationship between Mariah and Luis.

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