Mariah Carey Has Plans To Direct Her Own Biopic If Memoir Is Turned Into A Movie
Mariah Carey’s life might be coming to a screen near you soon! Earlier this year Mariah Carey released her highly-anticipated memoir ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey’. The book has been a huge success and earned her a spot on The New York Times best-seller list. During a recent interview, Mariah Carey hinted that her book could be turned into a film. She also mentioned that she’s thinking about directing the potential project herself. She said,
“Me, and a secret friend of mine, are talking about [me directing] and what it would look like.”
“People have also been reaching out to me about it… people I haven’t heard from in years saying this has to be a series or a movie or whatever it’s going to be. These things take a long time, so it’s going to be what it is, but I believe in it. I’m really looking forward to it even just as a viewer, seeing these stories come to life.”
Prior to the release of her book, Mariah Carey shared that it took her time to find the courage to tell her true life story. She said,
“It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir. I want to tell the story of the moments – the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contributed to the person I am today.”
One of the moments within her life that’s mention in the memoir is her time spent with ex-MLB player Derek Jeter. In the book, Mariah Carey confirmed that her songs ‘The Roof’ and ‘My All’ were both about her former relationship with Derek Jeter.
According to Mariah Carey, she first met Derek Jeter at a party towards the end of her marriage with music executive Tommy Mottola. The ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ singer also shared that she first kissed Derek Jeter while on the roof of his apartment building which inspired her to write her song ‘The Roof’.
When speaking on the romantic moment she said,
“I mean, it’s not like it was some intensely deep, intellectually stimulating — again, it was a great moment, and it happened in a divine way because it helped me get past living there, in [Mottala’s house,] under those rules and regulations.”
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