Seriously. Lee Daniels must’ve not seen Glitter, because he keeps casting Mariah Carey in stuff. She’s even going to be doing some acting on “Empire!”
The director won’t disclose any details about Mariah Carey’s role or character on the second season of Fox’s “Empire” — “I’m already in trouble with my publicist” is his quick excuse — but think’s she’s earned herself a slot on the hit show, and that it’s NOT a stunt casting thing. Variety reports:
“She has certainly proven herself, good lord. Repeatedly,” says Daniels, the co-creator, executive producer and writer of Fox’s biggest scripted hit of the 2014-15 season. “I’m very excited to see where she goes on ‘Empire.’”
It’s not a stretch to say Carey owes her current standing as an actress to Daniels, who ignored the crush of negativity that engulfed her 2001 film debut in “Glitter” and guided her to a starring role in a feature (“Tennessee”) followed by two well-received supporting roles (“Precious,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”).
She’ll return to topline status, and seize the director’s reins for the first time, on a holiday film tentatively titled “Mariah Carey’s Christmas Project” for the Hallmark Channel.
Daniels was introduced to Carey via a mutual friend on the set of “Shadowboxer,” and like, fell in love with her. So I guess he’s super loyal to Mariah, which means that she’ll probably get a BIG role.
What do you think about Mariah Carey being on Empire?