Will Mariah’s Latest Role ‘Push’ Her To Acting Greatness?

Yes, we know. You've heard all the buzz that came from Salt Lake City a few weeks back as the Sundance Film Festival screened the new Lee Daniels-directed film, Push, based on the novel by Sapphire and winner of the festival's Audience and Grand Jury awards. The acting is said to be superb, with Mo'Nique, Sherri Shepherd and Lenny Kravitz leading a cast that also took home a special jury prize for acting. Also in the film, fresh from her role in Tennessee, is Westchester's own Mariah Carey, this time hanging up the stilettos and tube tops to play a social worker. A clip surfaced last week featuring Mimi counseling the film's star, newcomer Gabourey Sidibe. According to her husband, Nick Cannon, Mariah's the truth. "She blew me out the water...When you go see Push, not only do you forget that's Mariah Carey, you might not even recognize it's Mariah Carey," he insisted. "It's one of those performances. She don't talk the same, she don't look the same -- she just went in and did her thing." The clip is exactly one minute long, so there's not much to take from it. We need to see more. See for yourself after the bounce.

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11 Responses

  1. I saw a clip last week and it wasn't Mariah that blew me away-- it was Mo'Nique!!! ALthough I can't stand her "skinny girls are losers" rants, she did the dam thang in that 10-minute clip I saw. Now she needs to win an Oscar for that role.

  2. You are right, there isn't much to take away from this brief clip. I've heard some great things about the film, the Queen of The Universe, Oprah Winfrey thought it was brilliant an has put her money behind the film. I'm looking forward to seeing it. A decent movie with black folks doesn't come around often.

  3. khalid: LOL @ "Queen of the Universe"

  4. i encourage you guys to read this book. it killed me. if the movie is half as good as the book, we might see some Oscar contenders for this film. i'm glad to see "Push" get shouted out here--good lookin' out, Harlem.

  5. Monique showed her skills in Shadowboxer or was it The Woodsman??? Another Lee Daniels' produced/directed film. Okay. I tell you, this story broke my heart when I read it; I cried HARD, like a baby...I get teary-eyed remembering the plot of it now. Can't wait to see it 🙂 and to cry, of course LOL

  6. Is anybody else getting Tiny from Xscape vibes coming from Mariah in that sh*tty lookin' wig?

  7. I always said Mariah and T.I's baby mama could be sista's:-) Mariah has never been my cup of coffee, neither talent wise or look wise.

  8. dar: It's on my next list of books to read. I heard the book is so powerful and heart-wrenching.

  9. Indeed, this book and one called Damaged were the two most painfully excrutiating books I've ever read and you should see my library. Good, but painful. It will be hard to see this movie. I expect to have a similar reaction that as I did to Passion of the Christ. I'll probably end up buying it but vowing never to watch it again in life.
    And I hope said pain doesn't come from Mimi's performance.

  10. I'm neither for nor against the woman but actually,
    she can do it. That was respectable.
    I really want to see the whole film now, I got chills.

  11. Ahh I'm always late! But yes, cannot WAIT for this film! And actually looking forward to seeing Mariah. I felt she just always needed the right role to show she has any acting skills, and if this film doesn't do it--acting just isn't Mariah's ministry. Read the book several months ago be4 buzz got around about the movie, please do yourself a favor and check it out.


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