The House costar slams Mariah Carey for axed cameo: 'This lady was unprofessional'
See Cedric Yarbrough's now-deleted Facebook post where he detailed the pop star's on-set demands
A third cast member of the upcoming comedy The House has called out Mariah Carey for apparent diva-like behavior while shooting an intended cameo.
In a lengthy Facebook post, below, published Wednesday and later deleted, Yarbrough accused Carey of showing up several hours late, refusing to match a stunt already performed by a body double, and making outlandish demands about how she wanted to be filmed.
“This lady was unprofessional & borderline abusive to our director, who tried his best to appease her every wish,” Yarbrough wrote. “In the acting community, it’s not very good form to ‘tell’ on your fellow actors. They could be having a bad day, going through some personal things, & maybe Mariah was, I don’t know. But I do know that our crew didn’t deserve that, our director didn’t.”
Directed by Andrew J. Cohen, The House stars Ferrell and Amy Poehler as two suburban parents who start an underground casino in their basement to pay for their daughter’s college tuition. According to Yarbrough, Carey’s cameo involved her performing at the makeshift gambling den.
Representatives for Carey did not immediately respond to request for comment; reps for Yarbrough and Warner Bros. declined to comment.
Ferrell previously hinted on Late Night With Seth Meyers that Carey was challenging to work with. “There were suggestions [from Carey] that weren’t executed,” he said. “She was on our set and yeah, things happened. Things happened and didn’t happen.”
Huebel also told Entertainment Weekly Radio that Carey’s cameo “did not go well.” He added, “F—ing what is going on with her? It was bananas.”