Have a very Perry Christmas is the message Tyler Perry wants you to have as you head out this weekend to see A Madea Christmas, his latest movie starring Madea. Perry wants to be sure you know just what kind of movie it is, though.
“If you’re looking for an Oscar movie, this isn’t it,” Perry says. “It’s different its funny it’s not 12 Years a Slave you won’t run out of there crying but you will run out of there laughing.”
Here are just a few things we found out when Perry joined the TJMS crew to talk about his latest flick, his Fantastic Voyage auditions, his beef with Spike Lee and working with Larry the Cable Guy.
1. Tyler Perry is silly.
Director/actor/writer/producer and studio owner Tyler Perry has one thing in common with Madea, the character he’s played in so many hit movies. They’re both silly. Perry joined the Tom Joyner Morning show today to promote his new movie A Madea Christmas starring himself, Larry the Cable Guy, Tika Sumpter, Kathy Najimy and Anna Maria Horsford. Along the way he told jokes, he dropped into character as Madea and he made everyone laugh. We know he can be serious – he couldn’t be as successful as he is without being a great businessman, but he has an off-the-cuff humor that rivals the best comics as well.
2. Tyler and Spike Lee are cool now.