Did Mariah Carey’s ‘Diva’ Antics Get Her Cut From ‘The House’? Will Ferrell Says She’s Out, But Not Why
Mariah Carey’s IMDB profile will no longer note her cameo in the upcoming Andrew Jay Cohen-directed comedy, The House, as the musician’s scenes have all apparently been cut from the final film print.
Saturday Night Live alum and and the movie’s main star, Will Ferrell, broke the news of the sudden omission of the “Vision of Love” singer’s anticipated appearance in the casino-themed laugh fest co-starring fellow ex-SNL lead Amy Poehler, during an promotional appearance on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday.
“[Mariah’s scenes] did not make the final cut,” Will remarked to Meyers, according to People, although Carey did indeed shoot her cameo for The House, as planned by directors.
“She eventually did show up [on set],” Ferrell acknowledged of the Grammy Award-winning vocalist, prior to adding that her appearances on camera began to grow far more costly than what Carey had initially been offered to appear in the minor role.
“There were suggestions [she made] that weren’t executed,” Ferrell told Meyers.
“She was on our set, and, yeah, things happened [from there].”
As for what those “suggestions” and “things” were exactly, Will wouldn’t say directly but whatever they were, the actions ultimately led to quite a bit of downtime for the main cast members, as Mariah kept things held up for hours as she prepared to film The House cameo.
Comedian Will Ferrell confirmed that Mariah Carey’s cameo in the upcoming comedy, ‘The House,’ has been cut from the final print of the film. [Image by Theo Wargo/Getty Images]
“Let’s just put it this way,” he continued to Seth.
“I [once] got a knock on my trailer and [the crew worker] said ‘You can just go home. We’re not going to get to you [today]. We’re still filming [her],” Ferrell expressed.
Will’s Mariah Carey admission can be seen below at the 3:00 mark.
While Ferrell was a little more discreet in his dissertation of Mariah’s supposed antics on The House set; another of his cast mates, fellow comedian Rob Huebel, fully opened up on what he claimed was the “bananas” experience of shooting with Carey during a Sirius XM interview in late May.
“According to Huebel, Carey showed up ‘four hours late” to the set [and] then made ‘amazing’ requests” to the film crew, including a desire to have her trailer filled with white roses and stuffed lambs (as a nod of respect to Mariah’s “Lambily,” the singer’s core fan base), and to have her role in The House both expanded and altered from the original script, which initially had the on-screen Carey being gunned down during her final act.
Will Ferrell Says Mariah Carey’s The House Cameo Was Axed as He Hints at Diva Behavior: ‘She Eventually Did Show Up’ https://t.co/d2hBbxKCan
— People Magazine (@people) June 21, 2017
“So they were going to do this bit where they they kill her in the movie, but she didn’t want that,” Rob relayed during the interview.
“She was like, ‘I don’t think my character would get killed by bullets. What if I deflected them like Wonder Woman?’ [And] hey 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.”
Mariah Carey has yet to publicly comment on any of the rumors regarding her time on The House set or her supposed removal from the upcoming film.
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