New limited series Maid has just dropped on Netflix and people are already talking about it being an awards contender this year. Dealing with the sensitive topic of domestic abuse, many viewers are finding the show incredibly poignant and impactful. We introduce you to actor Aimee Carrero who plays Danielle in the new series.
Slight spoilers ahead!
New awards hopeful Maid drops on Netflix
Alex (Margaret Qualley) is a young mom struggling to gain custody of her daughter Maddy (Rylea Nevaeh Whittet) after the emotional abuse she has endured at the hands of her boyfriend Sean (Nick Robinson). The show follows Alex as she tries to find employment and make a home for her daughter after years of controlling behaviour from her ex.
The show is inspired by Stephanie Land’s memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, And A Mother’s Will To Survive. Show creator Molly Smith Metzler has shared her desire to accurately depict emotional and physical abuse in the series:
“We see the bruises; we see the punches. What we don’t see is the corrosive, slow, violent denegation of self. It was very important for me to capture that on screen and to make you go through it as an audience member.”
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Who is Danielle from Maid?
Alex meets Danielle (Aimee Carrero) while they are both living at a women’s shelter. She is also a fellow survivor of physical and mental abuse at the hands of her ex-boyfriend.
Danielle becomes an incredibly important support for Alex, telling her never to give up on her fight for custody of her child. She is a fiercely determined character, with a small penchant for dog-napping. However, Danielle’s story itself is never completed and we are left wondering exactly what happens to her.
Fans have taken to social media to share their love for the new show.
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Meet Disney actor Aimee Carrero
Actor Aimee Carrero is most well known for voicing Adora/She-Ra in Netflix’s She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power. She was born on 15 July 1988 in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and has also given her voice to Elena on Disney Channel’s Elena Of Avalor.
Carrero’s father is from Puerto Rico, and her mother is Dominican, but the family moved to Miami, Florida, when Aimee Carrero was a child. She studied International relations at the Florida International University, enrolling at only 17, and graduated in 2008 after only two years.
After University she was preparing herself to start law school, however, she recalled that: “Acting just kept calling to me so I decided to give it a shot.”
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Instead of law school she plunged herself headfirst into Miami community theatre, and then moved to LA, landing herself small roles in Hannah Montana, The Mentalist, and even Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
Since then the 33-year-old has acted in projects such as The Last Witch Hunter, Holidate, Exandria Unlimited and Young & Hungry. Carrero recently tweeted about her new role in Netflix’s Maid:
We can’t wait to see Aimee Carrero in new project The Menu, and also in The Boys spinoff show that is currently in pre-production.
You can stream the Maid on Netflix right now.