Mariah Carey, widely assumed to be expecting with husband Nick Cannon, is getting lots of well wishes.
And she’s getting some flack from Tyler Perry.
“I’m there on vacation, celebrating life, thanking God and just relaxing when I get a message that I have to come home, that Mariah has dropped out of the film!” Perry posted in a message on his web site. “I said ‘What? You’re kidding? It’s five days before she has to go to work, nobody does that. We have a deal. IT’S FIVE DAYS BEFORE SHE IS SUPPOSED TO GO TO WORK!’”
Perry, who is working on a film adaptation of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf,” had to cut his vacation short to recast Carey’s role.
“So, I got on the plane and came home and started trying to re-cast this major role in the film,” Perry’s message continued. “I was told that we got a call, saying that even though our deal was done, she had been advised by her doctor not to do the film. I said “What? You know I want a doctor’s note, don’t you?!”
He might have been joking about that last bit, since he tacked on a LOL.
“In spite of this, what you need to know is that I am a huge Mariah Carey fan and always will be,” Perry said. ” What I do know of the woman is that she is a professional and wouldn’t back out of a deal unless it was a major issue. So, whatever is going on, I wish her and Nick the best, and she has all my love, prayers and support. I just wish I could have finished my Mai Tai before I had to get back and re-cast this role!”
Some scenes for the film will reportedly be shot in the Atlanta area. Other stars include Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, Phylicia Rashad, Macy Gray, Tessa Thompson, Michael Ealy, Hill Harper, Khalil Kain, Omari Hardwick and Richard Lawson.