Daniels wants Carey to play herself on Empire
Fifty five-year-old filmmaker Lee Daniels (right) wants singer Mariah Carey (far right) to star as herself on his TV series, Empire. The filmmaker and Carey, 45, are longtime friends who have collaborated on projects including Precious, The Butler and Tennessee, which earned the singer some of the best reviews of her acting career, said The Hollywood Reporter. “She’s a friend whom I enjoy working with as an actor. I don’t know her to be tardy. For me, she’s on time. I’m so looking forward to her coming on Empire,” Daniels said. The hit drama has something written specifically for Carey. “They are writing something for her. I sort of want her to because I want to have fun with her playing herself ... and her making fun of herself could be fun,” he added.