By: Renee Grant
When you’re Mariah Carey, being called a Diva is a complement. Will Ferrell thinks she’s way over the top though, revealing that her diva ways got her cameo appearance in his new movie cut.
In his new film, The House, Ferrell and Amy Poehler play a couple who have spent their daughter’s college fund and start an illegal casino with their neighbors as a way to make the money back. Will has confirmed that a planned cameo from the Vision of Love singer was nixed.
“She eventually did show up. There were suggestions that were not executed. She was on our set and yeah, things happened, and didn’t happen,” Ferrell said during a Tuesday night (June 20) appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers. “She did not make the final cut.”
Ferrell didn’t say exactly what happened to get Carey cut from the film, but it seems her antics on set were the issue.
“Let’s put it this way, at about midnight I got a knock on my trailer and they said, ‘You can just go home, we’re not going to get to you,'” he said. He adds that although she didn’t make the final cut, footage of the star could make for some “fun” DVD extras.
Back in May, another star of the film, Rob Huebel, also hinted that Carey was too much to take on set. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly‘s SiriusXM show, Huebel said, “We did some reshoots with a pop star named Mariah Carey. It did not go well. F—ing what is going on with her? It was bananas.”
He revealed that Carey showed up “four hours late” and made what he called “amazing requests, including “all white roses” and stuffed animals in her trailer, lambs specifically, as that’s what Carey calls her fans.
“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,'” Huebel says. “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. Anyway, why am I talking trash about her?”
The film hits theaters next Friday, June 30th.