She may play a homely social worker, but Mariah Carey’s husband, Nick Cannon, gave his superstar wife high praises for her critically acclaimed performance in the new drama Precious, which is based on the novel Push by Sapphire. “He loves it! He was surprised and shocked when he saw it for the first time,” Mariah told In Touch at a Blackberry-sponsored cocktail party in Toronto for her film, which will be released in November. When the usually stunning Mariah had to don drab duds and even a fake mustache to play inner-city welfare caseworker Mrs. Weiss,
Nick encouraged his wife through the grueling physical transformation. “He
was so supportive. He said, ‘It is a great thing that you’re doing this,
because people can see your talent — they're not thinking of Mariah Carey,’”
she added. It looks like the couple, who wed in April 2008, will stick
together through the good, the bad and the ugly!