Although Mariah Carey is primarily famous as a singer, she's no stranger to acting. Since 1999, she's appeared in a scattering of movies and TV shows, and she recently participated in the Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell-led comedy The House to cameo as herself. But according to comedian Rob Huebel, who appears in the movie as a gambler, Carey was extremely difficult to work with on set, and supposedly one of the ways she left a less-than-stellar impression was by not wanting to sing a song the way she was hired to do so. Huebel explained:
She was hired to sing one song, and she was like, 'You guys, I don't want to sing that song.' They're like, 'We hired you to sing this song...So then they were going to do this bit where they shoot her, I think, and they kill her --- in the movie. Not in real life. But she didn't want that. She was like, 'I don't think my character would get killed by bullets. What if I deflected them like Wonder Woman?' They were like, 'Mariah, we don't have time for [this]. You're getting paid so much money. We have you for one day. We don't have time to argue with you. Just do it.' She just didn't want to do what they wanted her to do.
During his appearance on Entertainment Radio, Rob Huebel talked about how Mariah Carey was brought on to The House for reshoots, and "it did not go well." Along with Carey's unusual suggestion on what should happen with her fictional self, Huebel also heard that she showed up four hours late on the day she was shooting and wanted her trailer filled with white roses and stuffed white lambs. When asked if she'll appear in The House's final cut, Huebel responded that if we see her, "they had to work for it."
Assuming Rob Huebel's intel is legit, Mariah Carey's requests fall into the stereotypical nightmare scenario of high-profile performers being over demanding. Like Rob Huebel noted in the interview, white roses and stuffed lambs are not the easiest things to find, let alone enough of them to fill a trailer. But even weirder is Carey's suggestion about her going Wonder Woman on those bullets. Even though this is a comedy, that sounds way too absurd for what The House is trying to do. Not to mention that Carey offering comedy advice to Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell is delightfully ridiculous.
You can check out The House trailer below to get a Mariah Carey-less taste of what the summer comedy about a couple running an illegal casino to raise money for their daughter's college fund will be like.
The House hits theaters on June 30.