We’re pretty used to seeing divalicious Mariah Carey all dolled up and glam as can be but in the upcoming new Lee Daniels directed film The Butler, she plays a character as far away from her real life persona as possible. Mariah will be featured in the film as a field slave named Hattie Pearl and you can get your first look at MC in character below. I’ve been minorly aware of The Butler due to the fact that Oprah Winfrey being cast as the female lead but it wasn’t until I saw the movie trailer that I really took notice of this film. Click below to see Mariah’s promo photo and check out the trailer for yourselves. I think you’ll agree that The Butler looks like a powerful film that will likely garner a lot of attention come awards season.
It’s pretty common knowledge that Mariah Carey’s acting resumé isn’t the the most successful one in Hollywood. After her film Glitter failed flopped miserably at the box office (and eventually became a laughing stock), she stayed away from acting for many years. Director Lee Daniels gave Mimi a cameo in his film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, which turned out well, and it looks like he was happy to give Mimi another role in his new film. Based on the trailer, it would appear that Mimi’s role in The Butler will be a minor one because the film tells the sweeping life story of one incredible man. Here is the first trailer for The Butler, see what you think:
I seriously got chills from watching this trailer. Forrest Whittaker is an impressive actor so I have no doubt that he will shine in this lead role. I’m also a pretty big fan of Oprah Winfrey as an actress. Her performance in The Women of Brewster Place still resonates with me all these years later. I’m really impressed with everything I’ve seen from The Butler thus far. It remains to be seen if the Hollywood Powers That Be will be as impressed with The Butler when awards season rolls around but judging from this early look at the film, I predict big things ahead. This film looks good, doesn’t it? I’m really looking forward to seeing more.