Mariah Carey “Push”

January 19, 2009

Mariah Carey has a new film debuting at Sundance. The Grammy winner hopes to earn more respect in the film industry as she takes on more challenging roles than her previous flop, Glitter. “Push? is the latest film starring Carey, who plays a Harlem social worker assigned to an obese, HIV-positive woman who was impregnated twice by her father. Read more and see photos and video here.

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Mariah Carey hopes to broaden her range as an actress. This year she won rave reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival for her role in “Tennessee.” Her role in the film impressed Director Lee Daniels so much, that he offered her a role in “Push.?

Director Lee Daniels, produced “Monster’s Ball,? which won Halle Berry and Oscar. Mariah plays a Harlem social worker, Mrs. Weiss, who is given the job of looking after, Precious, an obese, HIV-positive 16 year old who is impregnated twice by her father, and beaten by her mother. Precious is played by an unknown actress, Gabourney Sidibe. Carey told reporters,

“Mrs. Weiss is sort of the eyes of the audience, the people who don’t know anybody like this in their lives. Yes it’s her job … but even someone who goes through that every day and sees these horrific things, she hears something that changes her.?

Push” is based on a best-selling novel, and is so far receiving positive reviews, with the Daily Variety calling the film, “courageous and uncompromising,” adding “among the many delightful surprises in the film is Mariah Carey, who is pitch-perfect as a welfare counselor and serves as this demi-tragedy’s Greek chorus.” The film also stars Lenny Kravitz.

The acting bug has truly bitten Mariah, as she is also working on a Christmas music based on her best selling Christmas album. “High School Musical” writer Peter Barsocchini is writing the film, which is in the early stages. Mariah says,

“Since I recorded the Christmas album, I’ve always wanted to make a movie to go with it, something that people could watch and hear and enjoy every year. I’m into it. I’m all about the holiday season.”

See pictures of Mariah at Sundance below, along with video.

A trailer of “Push? will be posted as soon as possible, as it is expected to give the film a wider release in the US and internationally. Filmmakers are still in talks with studios to find a distributor.

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One Response to “Mariah Carey “Push””

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    Shatala Says:

    please put this movie on the big screen !!! i am reading the book and the words are strong !!! it should be seen soon