Daniels wants Carey to play her­self on Em­pire

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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.

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