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The Young and the Restless Star Camryn Grimes Opens Up About Playing Mariah ‘Drunk’

The Young and the Restless star Camryn Grimes recently opened up about some of the tricks of her trade that she’s learned over the years. In fact, the actress, who is best known for her role as Mariah on the hit CBS soap, revealed how she gets to play her character “drunk” in front of the cameras and what she does in order to cry on cue. Keep reading below for everything you need to know.

The Young and the Restless Star Camryn Grimes Opens Up About Playing Mariah ‘Drunk’

Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, Camryn admitted that when she plays her character in an intoxicated state, she has to be super careful to make sure that it doesn’t come out absurd. She put it this way, “ When I did the scene for the girls’ night with Amelia [Heinle, Victoria], Melody and Sharon, I brought a bottle of tequila [as Mariah] and at one point, before we were set to go, I opened it and it was real tequila. We didn’t drink any of it, but somebody said, ‘Oh, here’s a good trick. Take a sniff, bend over with your head down and spin.’ I did that and went into the scene and something about the smell mixed with that kind of dizziness, I was like, ‘Oh, my God, that worked!’ I was feeling a little loopy and I was talking quicker and interrupting more. So that was a tip that really helped me, which I would definitely use again. You also have to choose the slurring of the words correctly; otherwise it’s not realistic. You sort of change the cadence in which you would talk.”

Now, as far as crying on cue, that part is a little tricky. She said, “I’ve learned from the best with Eric [Braeden, Victor], Sharon [Case, Sharon], Josh [Morrow, Nick], Melody [Thomas Scott, Nikki] and Peter [Bergman, Jack]. I can even manipulate what eyeball the tears come out of. If I know that the tag will be on me, I can hold it and make that teardrop fall. There have been scenes where I’m not meant to cry, but my scene partner is making me cry.”

The Young and the Restless Star Camryn Shares Her Secrets

Camryn continued, “There are scenes where I’m supposed to cry but I couldn’t get there — and that’s okay. You don’t have to cry to be hurt, and although crying can be a wonderful tool, it is not the endgame. I usually get there by taking my cues off of where the scene is going naturally and what’s transpiring between me and my scene partner. We shoot chronologically, so we tell the story as it goes, which is helpful, so when I tap back into wherever my character is, it kind of naturally leads there.”

With that said, The Young and the Restless fans will have to tune in to find out what will happen next. In the meantime, let us know what you think by leaving us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on the CBS network. Check your local listings for times.

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