Mariah Carey Trades ‘Glam’ For ‘Grim’ in Push

Mariah Carey handed in her ‘Glam Card’ when she took on the role of “Mrs. Weiss” in the recently premiered film ‘Push’. ‘Push,’ also starring Lenny Kravitz, was revealed at the annual Sundance Film Festival over the weekend featuring Carey as a stringy haired social worker, a first for the often fabulous chart-topping diva. Speaking about the role, which happens to be quite different than her character “Billie Frank” in ‘Glitter’ (2001), Carey says “Mrs. Weiss is sort of the eyes of the audience, (for) the people who don’t know anybody like this in their lives.” Weiss is only one of several pivotal characters in the Lee Daniels (Monster’s Ball) produced film based on a best-selling novel that focuses on the story of Precious Jones, an obese and overburdened 16-year-old who is twice impregnated by her father and is beaten by her mother. Carey’s character ‘Mrs. Weiss’ reportedly unravels Precious’ monstrous home life of abuse and teenage motherhood in the film, a part Mariah Carey says is “her job….but even someone who goes through that every day and sees these horrific things, she hears something that changes her”. While the film is not set for release anytime soon, show biz paper Daily Variety noted Mariah Carey’s performance as a “delightful surprise”. Filmmakers are reportedly in talks with studios to find a distributor.


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