Before she releases her next album, Mariah Carey is set to return to the big screen in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. On Monday, the pop diva appeared at a press conference for the film in New York alongside her co-stars Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, and Lenny Kravitz.
She plays Hattie Pearl, a field slave, in the historical drama, which opens in theaters on August 16. Mariah previously starred in Daniels’ Oscar-nominated film Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire.
The singer, who injured herself on set of the “#Beautiful (Remix)” video with Young Jeezy, wore a little black dress with a fashionable sling over her arm.
“#Beautiful,” her duet with Miguel, has been certified platinum in the U.S. after selling 1 million digital downloads. The song becomes Mariah’s 13th platinum or multi-platinum single.
She was recently in the studio with Wale and Jermaine Dupri working on a new track. “Mariah x Wale x JD = coming soon,” tweeted Wale.