Mariah Carey may have been given the ol’ heave-ho from American Idol, but the role of a lifetime may be about to come her way. According to a source close to Mimi, the former judge is about to reprise the role of her own personal idol, Marilyn Monroe, in the remake of the 1959 classic film Some Like It Hot

As the article on Express points out, the singer has been a huge fan of the tragic star, having bought her old piano for £400,000 in 1999. She even named one of her two-year-old twins Monroe in honor of the late star.

The source explained that Some Like It Hot was Mariah’s fave movie when she was growing up. And, with her wrapping up her time on Idol, the timing would be ideal for Mimi.

“She’s got a fantastic sense of humour, is looking incredible at the moment and has acted before so it’s a great fit. She’s putting the final touches to her latest album and has just finished filming American Idol so there should be more talks shortly” the source gushed about the possibility.

While the pop diva has been focusing on her music, releasing her single, “#beautiful,” on June 24, she did make her big-screen debut in 2001 with Glitter (bomb).

What do you think would Mariah make a good Marilyn, dahlings?

Source: Express

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