The pop diva is set to direct her own movie under her own terms. She is currently directing and starring in her new Hallmark Channel movie, A Christmas Melody, co-starring Mean Girls' Lacey Chabert, which will air on Dec. 19.

Carey sat down with Entertainment Tonight, on the set of her new Hallmark Channel movie and discussed on being considered a 'diva.'

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"I'm still always going to be a diva in certain ways and I don't mean that in the bad sense of the word," she said. "I just mean, if there's a makeup artist there and they don't mind touching me up while I'm directing..."

Carey has been spotted lately with her current boyfriend, Australian billionaire James Packer on the red carpet and always looked flawless. According to ET, the pair made a red carpet debut as a couple at the premiere of The Intern in September.

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"I don't think either one of us thought, 'Here we are, making a debut,' he's not that guy," Carey dished to ET. "It was a lot for him. ... I just automatically pose. I can't help it!"

Luckily, Packer fit right in and does not have to require any pointers from her glamorous girlfriend after all.

"If I did that, I would have had to coach him instead of posing," she explained, "then I'd look bad in pictures."

Eyewitness told ET of the couple's outing and said, that "James was leading Mariah through the theatre room and had his hand on her back. Mariah looked very proud to be there with James. He seemed a little more under the radar than she is but looked at her very adoringly and happy."

The 45 year-old-singer is calling the shots on her first directorial- feature, A Christmas Melody but added that she has been in the director's chair many times before.

"I've been directing so much of my own work for a really long time," she said. "A lot of music videos that I didn't take credit for..." In fact, Carey got her first directing credit for her "Fantasy" music video in 1995, and ET was on set.