They say "A picture is worth a thousand words."
Here's an image of Mariah Carey in Lee Daniel's upcoming drama The Butler, a film which will most likely have a polarizing effect with audiences.
Carey plays a brief role as young Cecil Gaines' mother, who, along with Gaines' father, is a sharecropper.
She's in the opening scene only - which is quite dramatic by the way - and depending on who you ask, that might be a good thing.
The Butler opens in theaters later this year, on August 16.