The departure of Mariah Carey from Tyler Perry’s next film “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” caught many by surprise, including the filmmaker himself.
BV On Movies reports that in a letter to his fans, Perry revealed that Carey dropped out just five days out from working on the film due to her doctor’s advice – despite a deal already being done and in place.
When the news first came out about her departure, speculation was rife that Carey is pregnant but she hasn’t confirmed any such reports. Perry sounds as in the dark as the rest of us, saying “to tell you the truth, I don’t know what that means and, unlike the tabloids, I won’t speculate. All I know is that I’m waiting just like the rest of the world to find out what happened.”
Filming is underway in New York City on the project, and Perry has just announced that Thandie Newton, Michael Ealy and Tessa Thompson have joined an already impressive cast that includes Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, Phylicia Rashad, Macy Gray, Hill Harper, Khalil Kain, Omari Hardwick and Richard Lawson.