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The film centers on two parents (played by Ferrell and Poehler) who start an underground casino in the basement of their house in order to pay for their daughter’s college tuition. In it, Carey was cast to make a cameo as herself.
But apparently that didn’t happen.
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.
In fact, Cedric Yarbrough took to Facebook in a since-deleted post on Wednesday to call Carey out for being “unprofessional” and “borderline abusive.”
“Ok since Will Ferrell is talking, I’ma talk-ing,” he wrote. “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.”
He noted that she was three or four hours late to set, and then upon her arrival, she began complaining about her character’s stunt.
He continued, “This lady was unprofessional & borderline abusive to our director, who tried his best to appease her every wish.”
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“Our crew didn’t deserve that, our director didn’t…This kind of behavior just isn’t cool,” he said. “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.”
By the way, Yarbrough said he left out “the worst” part about the whole fiasco.
Meanwhile, another one of the film’s stars, Rob Huebel, spoke out last month, diving into even more details about Carey during an interview on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio.
“We did some re-shoots with a pop star named Mariah Carey,” he said. “It did not go well. F–king what is going on with her? It was bananas.”