Lee Daniels Talks Casting Mariah

Published by Clay Cane on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 12:00 am.

Mariah Carey and Lee DanielsLee 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!”

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Lee Daniels is an excellent director and he should get the credit that is due him for such and excellent job in directing Precious. I will be tuned in to the Academy Awards in March to also see Monique win her Academy Award.
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