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Mariah Carey Goes Makeup-Free in New Film "The Butler"

Image courtesy of The Weinstein Company via LoveBScott.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of The Weinstein Company via LoveBScott.com (via ABC News Radio)

When Mariah Carey appeared as a social worker in the Oscar-nominated movie Precious , she looked frumpy on purpose.  Now, in the latest movie from that same director, Lee Daniels , she's again dressing way, way down.

In a publicity shot from the new movie, The Butler , Mariah is shown without makeup, standing in the middle of a cotton field with her hair wrapped in a rag.  She appears to be picking cotton, so her character, Hattie Pearl, might be a slave.  The movie itself is a historical drama that's based on the true story of Eugene Allen , the African-American man who served as a butler in the White House from 1952 to 1986: that's eight presidencies.

This is the third Lee Daniels movie that Mariah has appeared in: in addition to Precious, she also starred in the film Tennessee , in which she played an aspiring singer.

Mariah's co-stars in The Butler include Lenny Kravitz, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Vanessa Redgrave, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and many, many more.  It hits theaters August 16.

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