While you won't be able to touch her body, Mariah Carey is making a foray back into the world of cinema, with not one, but THREE films.
The Grammy winner put away her butterflies/honey/rainbows to play the battered wife of a state trooper in Tennessee, which won raves at the Tribeca Film Festival. Director Lee Daniels was so impressed with her grit that he's cast her in Push, in which she plays a Harlem social worker ministering to an obese, HIV-positive woman impregnated twice by her father. Sounds like someone is trying to get all ugly to make a bid for a golden, bald man.
If THAT wasn't enough, Carey is also developing a movie musical based on her colossal-selling Christmas album. It's about a town outside a city, where a ruthless developer wants to turn it into one big mall.
"Mariah doesn't want to let that happen," says her producing partner Benny Medina. "Her character uses song and love to keep the Christmas spirit alive."
Mariah says the script, which High School Musical writer Peter Barsocchini is working on, is still in the early stages. But she 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."