Mariah Carey at the premiere of The Butler
Mariah Carey Recalls Being Spit On For The Color Of Her Skin
By Fox News Latino | 08/07/2013 - 17:02

Mariah Carey had to look no further than her own experiences with racism to get into character for her latest film role.

In “Lee Daniels' The Butler," Carey plays a woman whose rapist kills her husband right in front of her son's eyes.

The son, Cecil Gaines, was modeled after real-life butler Eugene Allen, who served numerous presidents over his 34-year career in the White House.


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