Nobody would question that Mariah Carey is a diva, but judging from some claims made by an actor on an upcoming movie in which she appears, we’ve only seen the tip of the diva iceberg.
Actor Rob Huebel — who has appeared in such TV series as “Childrens Hospital” and “Transparent”, and movies including the recently released “Baywatch” — had a lot to say about Carey during an appearance on SiriusXM’s “Entertainment Weekly Show”, slamming the singer for her unprofessional behaviour on the set of “The House”, the upcoming comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.
“We did some reshoots with a pop star named Mariah Carey. It did not go well,” said Huebel, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
After being assured that he was allowed to swear on satellite radio, Huebel added: “F***ing, what is going on with her? It was bananas.”
According to Huebel’s account, things began badly when the “Hero” singer arrived on set “four hours late” and then made what he describes as some “amazing requests.” Among these: “all white roses” in her trailer, along with an assortment of stuffed animals — lambs, to be specific (because she calls her fans “lambs”).
Carey was hired to play herself in a brief cameo, which Huebel says went off the rails immediately.
“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 said.
“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?”
So will Carey’s cameo make it into the finished film? Without confirming either way, Huebel quipped: “Just know, if you see her, they had to work for it.”
Representatives for Carey, reports EW, had no comment; nor did Warner Bros., the studio behind “The House”.