Mariah Carey is in hot water by the looks of her recent acting gigs.
The songstress has been put on blast by former co-stars Cedric Yarbrough and Will Ferrell for work on movie The House. Ferrell first appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where he discussed why Carey's cameo was cut from the upcoming comedy. "Did she have similar things that she preferred to normal?" Meyers asked, referring to a time when Carey was on his talk show and made outlandish requests. "Um, there were suggestions that weren't executed," Ferrell joked, hinting at her diva ways. "So she was on our set and... things happened."
The film's other co-star Yarbrough took a hint from Ferrell and gave himself free reign to open up about his experience with Carey, too. “Okay since Will Ferrell is talking, I’ma talk-ing," the actor wrote on Facebook. "Yeah, a real funny cameo was SUPPOSED to happen in the new film #TheHouse with the superstar Mariah Carey. But it was ruined by superstar Mariah Carey. The film takes place in a suburban home but is made into a ‘Casino’. Why not have Mariah be an act in the casino? Funny idea. It’s rumored that she eventually showed up to set. This is true. But after waiting for her for 3-4 hours!”
According to Yarbrough, who's had roles in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Meet the Fockers, Carey was "unprofessional" and "abusive" to the director. “While we waited the director & team had the idea of doing a stunt that Mariah’s body double would do now & bring in Mariah to match it. They do the stunt. All goes well. When Mariah finally showed up she refused to match the stunt. ‘Darling, I would never do it that way…’. I heard her say those exact words,” he said. “She then requested a large fan for her hair to be blown around and a camera that would be above her, basically a crane shot."
The actor's rant was much more detailed than Ferrell's, especially since he also took the opportunity to shed light on professionalism in the acting community. “In the acting community, it’s not very good form to ‘tell’ on your fellow actors. They could be having a bad day, going through some personal things, & maybe Mariah was, I don’t know. But I do know that our crew didn’t deserve that, our director didn’'t. This kind of behavior just isn’t cool.” He even offered a few points of advice for actors to take — be on time, be courteous — that Carey should probably take note of.