Q&A with Tyler Perry on Madea character, new movies

Published by
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — Tyler Perry made a big splash in 2018, announcing he was retiring his signature character Madea after 20 years and 11 movies, which grossed more than $500 million worldwide. “I just don’t want to be her age playing her,” said Perry, 49 at the time. Madea, inspired by his mom and an aunt, had served her purpose and he wanted to focus on his many other projects. But the craziness in 2020 changed his mindset. “A little thing called COVID happened,” said Perry in a recent interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The pandemic and politics and all the division and all the unrest t…

Read More