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Where Is Your Dress, Tyler?

"You’re not wearing a dress in this movie. Do you think your audience will come and see it? Where is your dress, Tyler?"
I was in a press conference and a reporter asked me this question. You know I had to take a deep breath... LOL. It is so funny how people want you to be in a box. They always want you to do and be one thing. God forbid you try and show them that you can do more than comedy.
I said this to him, "Just because my audience likes one thing, it doesn’t mean that they won't accept me in another. Dress or no dress. I mean, we don’t just like comedies, we like thrillers, dramas, action movies and science fiction as well. Am I right? I went on to explain to this reporter that you all have always stood with me. You not only stand with me but you celebrate me and want to see me do my very best. That’s all you ever ask of me and all I ask of myself. While I am sure that a lot of you will love and support this movie, I also know that thrillers and action is not for everybody. But remember, this movie is still PG-13 and given a chance, I think you will enjoy it so much.
Can you tell how excited I am about Alex Cross? I told James Patterson very early on that if I thought that I couldn’t do it, I would have turned the role down when it was offered to me. I didn’t want to let him down, the Alex Cross fans down, or let you down. Now, with all that said, I JUST WANT YOU TO GO TO THE MOVIES AND SEE IT FOR YOURSELF!!! Alex Cross is a thrill ride from beginning to end. With movies, a lot of times the trailer is better than the movie. Not in this case. Alex Cross delivers on so many levels. You won't be disappointed. I can't wait for you to see it! You be the judge! YOU BE THE JUDGE!!
ALEX CROSS is in theaters October 19th. Are you planning on going?

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  • Lisa Anderson

    Tyler I love how you can't be type cast. Already in your career you have shown so much diversity and depth in the characters you have portrayed. I plan to see the movie and have been anxiously waiting to see it since the clip was shown during your last movie"Witness protection". Kudos to you Tyler I am so very proud of your accomplishments.

  • Optimistic United States

    Tyler, of course we are going to support you and come out to see you in Alex Cross. I've seen the trailers, and your acting is superb, very believable. I admire you a lot for having the courage to step out of your comfort zone. I will definitely be there.

  • desiree johannesburg.S.A

    Go ahead and shine that's what you were born to do and God has planned all that And you know that,we love you and your calmness and the way you always put God first,I'll be waiting when the movie come's to S.A.

  • De Houston, TX

    So happy for (and proud of) you! <3 And "Are you planning on going?"... is that a trick question??? LOL! Will be there; right by your side (as usual)! ;-)

  • vivian texas

    Hi Tyler! i am sooo looking forward it! I think your'e an wesome actor. You are truly blessed with talent! hugs!!!! :)


    Hey Tyler, I can't wait till the 19 to see Alex Cross and I know the movie is going to be great like all your movie are. Pay no mind to what the the reporters were saying you are the best at everything you do!! They are just hating lol love take care.. And God Bless. Love Cynthia

  • Karen Brown Marion IL

    Mr. Perry, You continue to amaze me with your gifts. It is going to be something awesome to witness you "outside the box". I can't wait. You define you...no one else. Do you, whether that be wickedly funny Madea or Calm demeanor of Mr. Deeds to the exciting new role of Alex Cross. You make me proud of your ever changing and growing characters. Blessings Karen

  • Jackie MS

    My husband and I are definitely going to be there. You have been a God send.

  • Felicia J, Dallas,Tx.

    Yes, Mr.Perry can't wait to see the movie. A couple of girlfriends and I will be going to see it..now I know its all about the 'Alex Cross' movie right now but I gotta ask ..Will there be a Why Did I Get Married 3' ?

  • KatjaB Florida

    We are definitely going to see this movie. I love the Alex Cross books. Looking forward to it.

  • Jaime Turlock, CA

    You are such a talented actor, writer, director, etc. I think it's cool that you're doing different genres. Of course we all like all of it!

  • Amani Florida

    Hey Tyler very excited can't wait to go see it! Everytime the trailer comes on tv I yell shhhhhh everybody quiet it's the trailer for Alex Cross Tyler Perry's new movie!!! Everybody says Amani you are so weird and I say hey once a fan always a fan! Lov u much Tyler! A Fan!

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