Seeing how hard critics dissed Mariah Carey‘s first real acting effort, Glitter could very well have relegated her visual presence to music videos forever. Ol’ girl deserves more credit than that—MC is a star (Nick Cannon can vouch), and she’s reborn with more range than expected in Precious. In the new flick backed by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, Mariah plays a Harlem-based social worker, who helps an overweight girl from an abusive home.
Blink and you might actually miss Mariah, that is outside of her around-the-way-girl, take no -ish New York twang. To redefine her acting career, Mimi got real. Shedding the glossy pop persona in exchange for a flat hairdo and granny duds is a drastic change of appearance akin to beauty sacrifices made by accomplished actresses like Charlize Theron, and Renée Zellweger . Catch a glimpse of MC in the trailer for Precious below.
[Via Huffington Post]