Lee Daniels Talks Casting MariahPublished by Clay Cane on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 12:00 am.
Lee Daniels made an appearance on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show to talk about his six-time Oscar nominated film Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire. Stewart joked about working with a cast of mainly non-actors: Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Gabourey Sidibe.
Daniels describes how Mariah got involved; Helen Mirren canceled for a “paying job,” Mariah called later that day and soon after Mariah had the gig — with Mirren’s blessing. Stewart, never one to miss a joke, laughed that Daniels somehow said, “Get me the girl from Glitter!”
Check out the video below.
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