“Being here is definitely a milestone. But I had one milestone that almost had me under this stone," Fox News quoted Carey as saying at the AFI screening of “Precious" on November 1. “I didn"t realize you really have to be selective with the people that you work with and you have to have that support system and you have to work with people that you feel are geniuses.
“When it first saw the film I thought I looked hideous, I felt completely rancid. I"ve kind of gotten over it… Have I gotten over it?" she motioned to hubby Nick Cannon, who was quick to disagree. “Not really," he laughed, shaking his head. “But the performance was phenomenal. I love her in every look. It"s Mariah!" he said.
Carey further admitted that she needed a break from the fame and glamour and come back down to earth and look a little “ordinary". “This was such a liberating experience and yet humiliating. But I needed that," Carey said. “We all need that, we need to understand how to be humble and it"s a difficult business to do that in. But I"m definitely inspired to work out of my comfort zone after this," she added.