Mariah sets record straight

Mariah Carey wants to get something straight. She's not rooting for an Oscar award, but she also doesn't think she's that bad of an actress, either - and she isn't. "If I had no acting talent, the Ally McBeal people wouldn't have asked me to cameo. They just called me and asked me if I wanted to do it. I agreed - I mean, might as well, right? If you got a little extra time, might as well! It was fun although it was a little scene. I played a cute character named Candy."
Carey realizes that the flack she received from "Glitter" was probably because she played - well - a singer. Regardless of the bad press, Mariah said, "Glitter is very important for me, because not only I play in it, but also composed the music to it. Acting is very different than singing. To express myself creatively as a singer, a songwriter and a producer is one thing, and then being able to act is a whole other side of my creative self. I think separating the two is probably the best thing for me."
And Carey will get to draw a fine line between the separation of acting and singing in this summer's production, "Wise Girls" with Mira Sorvino. The film already opened to rave reviews in January during the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and Carey hopes that people worldwide will also see her true talents in the movie.
"In Wise Girls, I play a character named Raychel who's a waitress and she's completely the opposite of me in many ways but I really enjoyed doing that. Actually, in real life, I used to be an often-dismissed waitress because I was clumsy, so it was fun to be a little more assertive this time around," Mariah joked.
However, Carey assures her fans that her heart is still at music. She recently said, "I think it's better when I sing and I don't want to sacrifice music for acting. Acting lessons helped me as a musician and as a person and I became more open to people. Acting helped me in finding myself, that's all."
Despite that, Carey has already signed on for her next film titled "Sweet Science" in which she will play a determined boxing manager. But in keeping with her true self, she is also working on her next album.

(Music News)

Many thanks to Mariah Land.

Thursday 4 April 2002
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MimiLamb (45,579) by RockyRoc from England

Yeah, I guess what you said is more reasonable. I was just saying that comparing them during their debuts is unfair because there is no comparing, just an annihilation. So it's fair for both people, but unfair for Ariana. I don't know if that makes sense or not, but I just go with it.
(Friday 25 July 2014; 12:49)
Re: RockyRoc from England (45,578) by MimiLamb from Germany

I have to comment on one of the things you wrote: "I just can't explain how unfair that was for Ariana. I mean, I think it's fair when people compare her to present Mariah, but anything during the 90's, don't even bother." Why is it unfair? If you want to compare artists you have to do it when they were the same age. I think it's highly unfair to c... read more
(Friday 25 July 2014; 8:07)
Money ($*/...) (45,576) by Shelly from United States

Coming in on a helicopter while looking super excited and amazed at the gorgeous scenery below, the look of awe that's on her face when she's admiring the angels on the ceiling and then looking outside the window at that breathtaking view, the joy of being able to give an amazing tip, rolling around on good sheets, shopping Pretty Woman style, walk... read more
(Friday 25 July 2014; 5:51)
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