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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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  • DeAnna Johnson Detroit

    Let them say what they want to say, because we will say it louder at the Box Office supporting you like always. I celebrate you Tyler on Friday, October 19th with my family & friends. dj

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  • Calanthia Lindsey New Orleans,La.

    My family will definitely go see Alex Cross! We always make it a family night out for all your movies & plays, Tyler. We love it all! Congrats, Tyler!

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  • Temi LA-NG

    hooray!!! got tickets for my friends like i said i would... at least if am not around to go watch.. they can watch for me!!!! Opening Weekend Must Break Records!!!

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  • michelle henderson United States

    Yes! Like I do all your movies. I really enjoy watching all your movies because there is always a message behind them. You just keep on doing what your doing no matter what nobody say. One day I hope I get to meet you and be in one of your movies one day. It would be nice see one of my favorite actor, writer, producer that I would like to work with or just even hang out with! Well congrat on your new movie and be blessed.... Sign your fan always Michelle.

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  • Laura

    Heck yeah , I'm going to see this movie!! Are you crazy? LOL

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  • Okneeme Atanta

    Your versatility is inspiring. Continue being the pioneer u r.

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  • Heidi Huguley New Britain, CT

    Godspeed to you brother Perry. There is only one who provides the beginning and the end. Keep blessing us and doing you in whatever way you do it. You know what to do...brush yourself off, keep looking up and keep moving forward. Keep doing you and never stop doing that. If God be for us than...you know the rest! Love you.

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  • Demaris Carey Washington D.C.

    Definitely going to check your movie out, in the name of support and the fact that you are known to put your all into your work and that speaks volumes. "You just have to RESPECT GROWTH on any type of level and yours is enormous." Wishing you much success in your future and thanks for keepin, it real! You are a inspiration to many. From sold out plays to the big screen.Continue your PURPOSE.

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  • Nancy Jean-Baptiste United States

    Mr. Tyler, I am so glad that you are branching out and you trusted yourself to take on such an unusual role. You are so much more than a man who dresses up like a big tall old lady with a gun! You overcame so much in your life....why not be an action hero?!?!?!? You are an inspiration to so many because pushed and challenged yourself. If we never did that, we would never know our true potential! Being a New Orleans native and moving to Atlanta myself, I know my fare share of 'ney sayers'. Don't worry, you'll shut down all of that once the movie comes out and the first weekend sales are off the charts! God doesn't place you in great positions and and let you fail! I know it's going to be a great movie.....I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT! :-) GOD BLESS YOU -a huge fan, Nancy

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  • SDC Tacoma

    We all know that you can be serious. Although i love Madea, it's time to do something different. I watched the trailer and it is great. I thought it would be something like training day that Denzel was in. The role that he played in that movie broke my heart, and i know that he was playing a role. I did not like him in that role, it took me awhile to get over it. I love him and his wife, and everything that he has done so far except training day. I will never watch it again. My children think it is so funny for me to take it that way. I know that he is not a bad person and fights against the things in the move. Keep up the good work. Oh yeah, i love it every time something reminds you of your mother. You are a sensitive man. XOXO

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  • Angel Wilson Sandy Springs, GA

    Duh!!! Really???? I have been doing back flips since the announcement was made that you were playing the role. As for this reporter, who is it?? After sooo many accomplishments and accolades---earned NOT given, I personally take issue with that line of questioning. A name or publication will do, I have an e-mail already composed and waiting to be sent. Yes, I will be at SMG first showing. Cannot wait!!!!!

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  • fran houston,tx

    I am going to see it on the 19th! Mr Perry, you are so handsome and a great actor that you can be a leading man or play any character you set your mind to. I believe "you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you" Phil 4:13

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