First Look at Mariah Carey’s Make-Under in ‘The Butler’

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Mariah Carey in 'The Butler'
Mariah Carey in 'The Butler'

Just because she's a pop diva doesn't mean she's too proud to dress down.

Mariah Carey proves this yet again as a photo from "The Butler" shows her as a field worker, picking cotton. The falsie eyelashes and heavy make-up came off for her serious role as the mother of longtime White House butler Cecil Gaines, played by Forest Whitaker.

In this first photo of her in the film, the 43-year-old singer and actress is seen in a cotton field, looking worn from a long day (or life) of manual labor.

Mariah Carey in 'Precious'
Mariah Carey in 'Precious'

This isn't the first time Carey has dressed down for a role. In 2009 she de-glammed to play social worker Ms. Weiss in the Oscar-winning drama "Precious."

"The Butler," inspired by the true story of the man who served eight U.S. presidents in the White House, also stars Oprah Winfrey in her first acting role in 15 years. The all-star cast includes the likes of Terrence Howard, John Cusack, Cuba Gooding Jr., Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, Lenny Kravitz, and many more recognizable faces.

"The Butler" enters theaters August 16.

[Related: Oprah Winfrey Returns to Acting With a 'Misbehaving' Costar in 'The Butler']

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