Several Stars of The House Come Forward About Issues With Mariah Carey: She Was ”Borderline Abusive”

Will Ferrell, Mariah Carey, Rob Huebel

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Mariah Carey did not make the cut of Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s new comedy, The House.

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.

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.'”

But while Ferrell wouldn’t necessarily dish the full scoop, his The House co-stars did.

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.

“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,” Yarbrough recalled. “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.”

He continued, “This lady was unprofessional & borderline abusive to our director, who tried his best to appease her every wish.”

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While he admitted it’s not “good form” to “tell on” fellow actors, he couldn’t deal with the way she treated the film’s crew.

“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.”

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