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First Look: Mariah Carey As a Slave in 'The Butler'

The usually glamorous singer turns heads in her new role as Hattie Pearl.
First Look: Mariah Carey As a Slave in ‘The Butler’
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Director Lee Daniels stripped away Mariah Carey’s diamonds and glamour for her latest role in The Butler.

The usually decadent diva appears to be makeup-free as she portrays Hattie Pearl, a field slave, in the upcoming film. Although the released photo may be turning heads, it’s not the first time we’ve seen Carey take such methods to get into character. In 2009, Carey stripped off her makeup and added a faint mustache for her role in Precious.

The Butler, starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard and more, is based on the true story of Eugene Allen, who retired from the White House as head butler in 1986 after 34 years of service. It opens in theaters on August 16.

Check out the trailer here.