Tyler Perry on Why He Cast Kim Kardashian

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  • Tyler Perry is a filmmaking machine, popping out movie after movie; year after year.

    Forbes named him one of entertainment’s highest paid men, grossing more than $130 million.

    His success, however, isn’t without its shortfalls, haters, and criticisms.

    In the November issue of Essence, the Atlanta based Madea creator explained his Kim Kardashian casting choice for “The Marriage Counselor.”

    “My hand to God, I didn’t know who she was,” he said.

    Kardashian was recommended by his producer because of her huge following.

    Regardless of the negativity, Kim did an exceptional job in the movie, Tyler says.

    Tyler’s message will always remain the same, despite who is cast for the part. His goal is to tell uplifting stories for audiences across age and color lines.

    In case you’re wondering what it’s about, “The Marriage Counselor,” which hits theaters next March, tells the story of a counselor who falls in love with one of her clients.

    Other stars in the film include Vanessa Williams, Brandy Norwood, Lance Gross and Jurnee Smollett.
     

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    8 thoughts on “Tyler Perry on Why He Cast Kim Kardashian

    1. With all the media attention that heifer has received, how could anybody not know anything about her? Even if your producer recommended her, you should have researched her for yourself. She may have done well in your eyes, but people may turn away from the movie because she’s in it.

    2. Mr. Perry, keep doing what you’re doing, in spite of the critics…God has given you a talent, continue to use it…don’t worry about the haters, you will always have them no matter what you do…but a God given talent like your’s only comes along once in a life time. God Bless, and continued success.

    3. I support Tyler’s message in spite of who he chooses to cast for a particular part.
      Keep in mind his goal, which is to “tell uplifting stories for a varied audience across age and color lines.” Which is a good thing…

      Furthermore, I agree with Pastor Johnson, you are bless with a God given talent.
      God Bless you,
      Lillian, LB california

    4. Are you upset that he hired a white woman or is it because it’s Kim K – were you upset when he had Kathy Bates in “The family that Preys” or Denise Richards in “Witness Protection” or the other white actress’s in his many other films. I really don’t understand and why should he hire an unknown just because – - Please stay away if you want.

    5. Well Tyler has lost my attention with this decision. I know it won’t matter to him but I will not support or by anything else he does because of this decision. Their are many other actors that he could have chosen from. He could have chosen an unknown because God knows we can use some more talented fresh faces in the industry. Not a good look Tyler, My money will be staying in my pocket from now on. I hope other people feel the same way and show him that his fans opinion matters…Just because you can find an excuse for a decision does not make it right…

    6. Well Tyler has lost my attention with this decision. I know it won’t matter to him but I will not support or by anything else he does because of this decision. Their are many other actors that he could have chosen from. He could have chosen an unknown because God knows we can use some more talented fresh faces in the industry. Not a good look Tyler, My money will be staying in my pocket from now on. I hope other people feel the same way and show him that his fans opinion matters…Just because you can find an excuse for a decision does not make it right…

    7. @JAE44 I doubt it, if R Kelly who calls himself the pied piper with no remorse for what he’s done with underage girls, can get the support he does from the black community. Tyler’s movie will even with KKs drama. The numbers will show when it comes out.

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