Will Ferrell says Mariah Carey was a diva on The House set

By Alexandra Heilbron on June 22, 2017 | 12 Comments

Mariah CareyDuring an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers this week, Will Ferrell let it slip that Mariah Carey was such a diva on the set of his new comedy feature The House that her cameo was cut from the movie.

He revealed that although Mariah’s scene was filmed, “She did not make the final cut.”

Meyers asked about Mariah’s rumored habitual tardiness, to which Will replied, “She eventually did show up,” but added that she had a long list of demands. “There were suggestions [demands from Mariah] that were not executed,” he said. “She was on our set and yeah, things happened and didn’t happen.”

He’s referring to the night when he was scheduled to shoot a scene following Mariah’s cameo. He was waiting when he received word that he could go home. “Let’s put it this way, at about midnight I got a knock on my trailer and they said, ‘You can just go home, we’re not going to get to you,’” he said.

However, he added that although Mariah’s appearance on the set was “all for naught,” he thinks the footage shot should be “fun” and may wind up as part of the special bonus features on the DVD release.

Although Will didn’t give any details as to the ruckus Mariah caused, actor Rob Huebel, who plays a role in the movie, was interviewed on a SiriusXM radio talk show last month and was more detailed as to what hijinks she got up to.

He said Mariah showed up  “four hours late” to set, wanted “all white roses” and plush lambs to be provided in her trailer and then didn’t like the song she was supposed to sing for the movie.

Also, her character is supposed to be shot, and she didn’t want that, saying, “What if I deflected [the bullets] like Wonder Woman?”

Rob added, “It did not go well…. what is going on with her? It was bananas.”

The House, co-starring Amy Poehler as Will’s wife, hits theaters on Friday, June 30, 2017. ~Alexandra Heilbron

Comments & Discussion

  1. Gigi • June 22, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

    She sounds like a nightmare. If this is what she behaves like then no wonder her marriage fell through.

  2. Lana • June 22, 2017 @ 11:47 AM

    What happened to Mariah???? I so love her music,talented songwriter,amazing voice but she can barely walk on her own,has to be carried on stage,doesn’t move much when performing…is that from laziness? super high heels,tight dresses or Diva attitude?? With all respect to her as one of my favor artist,her behavior is ridiculous!

  3. Laurs • June 22, 2017 @ 12:39 PM

    Oh please she is such a DIVA its digusting her demands, behaviour who the heck does she think she is??? She showed up in the dead of WINTER in Toronto to promoted window dressings on Queen St. paid 1 million dollars and sang 2 songs wearing nothing but a skimpy dress. Act and dress your age lady!!

  4. Kelly • June 22, 2017 @ 12:48 PM

    She is ridiculous, she dresses like a hooker. Acts like a complete Moron, she can sing, but there are SO many that can sing better than her. She is a total waste of time, I would not cross the street to see her perform for FREE! what a joke. don’t know why they even bothered with her. Does she even have a hit song?

  5. Snepts • June 22, 2017 @ 3:48 PM

    Gotta love her. And when was the last time Will Ferrell make a good movie? Sounds like sour grapes if you ask me…

  6. Kon Rad • June 22, 2017 @ 3:49 PM

    Who cares anyway

  7. Russian Maude • June 22, 2017 @ 5:35 PM

    She’s just 2 big boobs that’s sing well. “That’s all folks!”

  8. Russ Maude • June 22, 2017 @ 5:37 PM

    She’s 2 big boobs that sings well. “That’s all folks!”

  9. Julia • June 22, 2017 @ 9:36 PM

    That movie looks like the biggest piece of garbage. She should be happy she got cut from it.

  10. Debbie • June 22, 2017 @ 11:18 PM

    Even though I liked her music in the past, part of her acted fake. I hate that during interviews, etc., she has to be catered to and says ‘darling’ lots. Very fake. It over shadows her talent. Her concert with Lionel Richie would be good to go to minus her. I wish she would be shut down. I doubt Nick wanted to put up with her, and the billionaire she dated, well, another money story. Unless she only acts that way for the public, which I doubt, she is odd.

  11. Seth • June 23, 2017 @ 12:37 AM

    hey guys: water is wet.

  12. Brian Griffin • June 23, 2017 @ 1:32 AM

    Yeah, because GLITTER really cemented her movie star cred.

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