Diva Behavior Got Mariah Carey Cut from Will Ferrell's The House

Posted 2017/06/24 0 0

Several stars of The House come forward about issues with Mariah Carey.

 

Mariah Carey was supposed to make a cameo as herself in Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler's new comedy The House, but apparently the pop star took the role a little too literally and was too much like her diva self. After actor Rob Huebel slammed her behaviour including outrageous demands and being hours late, Cedric Yarbrough and Will Ferrell are now spilling the beans too.

Ferrell sat down on Late Night With Seth Meyers earlier this week and chatted about his, er, experience working with Carey for the film, confirming she did not make the final cut. Meyers noted that Carey had made very specific demands about her interview on his show, which Ferrell alluded were also made on the film's set.

"There were suggestions that weren't executed. She was on our set and, um, things happened. Things happened and didn't happen," he played a bit coy. "Let's just put it this way: At about midnight, I got a knock on my trailer and said, 'You can just go home. We're not going to get to you.'"

While Ferrell was relatively tight-lipped about the whole hurricane Mariah "Diva" Carey on set, Co-star Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911) was a little bit more vocal about the whole situation. Yarbrough took to social media stating: "OK since Will Ferrell is talking, I'ma talk-ing. Yeah, a real funny cameo was SUPPOSED to happen in the new film The House with the superstar Mariah Carey, but it was ruined by Mariah Carey." Yarbrough added that she was nearly 4 hours late to the set and instantly began to complain when she arrived. Yarbrough explains.

"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. 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."

Cedric Yarbrough admitted that it's not "good form" to rat on fellow actors, he justified his claims further by talking about how abusive Mariah Carey was to the cast and crew.

"This lady was unprofessional and borderline abusive to our director, who tried his best to appease her every wish."

Yarbrough continued, adding that the crew didn't deserve that type of behavior while adding in some advice to young actors.

"Our crew didn't deserve that, our director didn't... this kind of behavior just isn't cool. For you young actors, be on time, know your homework, but be courteous and respectful. For us old heads, the same. This kind of behavior should be called out for what it is. I miss "I had a Vision of Love" Mariah. Be a damn professional."

Carey has not commented on the flap.

“The House,” about a couple who start a gambling ring in their basement to replace the money they lost from their daughter’s college fund, opens June nationwide June 30.

 

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