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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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  • 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

  • Rheeta CHS

    Gotta see it. No "box" in this movie!!! Make it to wha it do!!

  • Temi LA - NG

    So right... Dress or no Dress.. You are the Bomb!!..and I guess the reporter forgot that you are A professional Actor..AND .. not a drag Queen!!!!.... hey there is a fun side to this though... You acted so good in those other roles.... that, that reporter took it for real!!!!!......oooooooo boy!!!******Am here for any role you play..''Cos .... the spirit and soul of Tyler Perry is what i celebrate...OOO and the body...lol.. and not the SCRIPTS!!! MIND YOU, YOUR SCRIPTs/STORIEs are Great.. BUT MAN..YOU ARE GREATER....Alex Cross..will break Records..!!!..***Am currently not in US... But i will make sure my friends go.. even if i have to buy them tickets!!!!we must wash DEM MOUTH OF ALL HATERS IN SOAP..shalom

  • John Turner Southern California

    Tyler, the concept as you've mentioned, in people's propensity, to want to put other people into a "box" has to do with the inability for some, to want to accept what others may have achieved. Or, their wishing and hoping that they fail and do not succeed among other things. Unfortunately, it happens to be the nature of the thriving negativity that permeates all of society in this day and age. And you're right, we all like variety. Whether it be in film, music, food, sports, etc. I personally cringe at what has become more and more graphic in the movie industries depiction of violence, which causes me to stay away from the those types of movies. But I am hopeful that this one with you as the lead, nevertheless, will be tolerable, given todays standards. Nevertheless, I admire you greatly, for what you have accomplished. My wife and I enjoy your plays, movies, and TV shows that you've created. With the positive messages that you entwine in your creation. If your character is not one that your admirers will not identify with, it will not be because of your inability to connect with your audience, but rather, perhaps, because people have become accustomed to your making them feel upbeat. Making them feel hope. Making them smile. So, if the story is one contributes to us not feeling that way, please, continue to look for dramatic roles a la Sidney Poitier roles, movies they don't seem to write anymore. But you are a writer, a very very good one at that. Write your own role, just as you have. Keep making us smile.

  • Krystie Malden, MA 02148

    Actually, I cannot wait for the movie!!! I have been promoting it for almost a year since i saw the first trailer, I am so excited to see you in this role because i was very moved by your character Mr. Deed and I actually know about your character because I really James Patterson books. Anyhow, congrats hope you enjoyed it he's a very intense character. Be Blessed, Krystie

  • Rev. Ray L. Curtis Omaha, NE, USA

    I am looking forward to seeing this new Tyler Perry movie as all of the other non-Madea movies have been very entertaining & in some cases quite life educational too.

  • Stephanie chicago,il

    tyler, iI am a huge fan of james and yourself. So im excited. cant wait

  • BoQuesha The Hood

    Oh Tyler, you know we are going to see this movie, why even ask, we love you!! We see them all!! Continue to Eat, Drink and be Merry, these are all gifts from GOD!!

  • Millie

    Looks like its gonna be a very interesting ride. I look forward to see this one. Congrats on Alex Cross

  • Joyce A. Toronto, ON. Canada.

    YES! YES!! YES!!! I am going to see this movie, Tyler. I pray hundreds of thousands of people go to see it too. Want an honest report on how your Toronto audience enjoyed the movie?

  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    And you know it!!!! Oct.19th!!!!! And we're so, so EXCITED & THRILLED!!!!! :-)

  • Lucresia Chicago, IL

    I sure am already have date night planned with my husband. I agree 100% wutg you respond and am looking forward to you as Alex Cross!

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