Filmmaker And Playwright Author Tyler Perry Claims " I've never had go to through what a lot of other people had to go through" with regard to racism in Hollywood
|Tyler Perry Claims " I've never had go to through what a lot of other |
people had to go through" with regard to racism in Hollywood
He opened up to moderator, Ava DuVernay about his entry into Hollywood.
“I’m not the person to ask about racism in this town, coming from where I came from I never had to go through what I’ve heard a lot of people had to go through in this town,” he said, according to Deadline.
Regarding the tendency of Hollywood types not being straightforward, Perry repped the South as
laughter came from the crowd when the topic was brought up.
“I’m from the South where they tell you they don’t like your ass if they don’t like something,” he bluntly stated.
“This town, with so much madness inside, it will talk you out of what you feel is your instinct, what you feel you should do.
|Diary Of A Mad Black Women|
Perry went on to weigh in on thoughts of African-American-directed projects not being promoted internationally, in addition to touting the value of being the underdog as he recalled how he exceeded expectations with this first movie release, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” in 2005.
With that comes the added benefit of having full ownership and control of what you put out.
“The great thing is I’m telling everyone in this world is if you get a deal where you are underestimated, that is a sweet thing,” he noted.
“We put the film out on Oscar weekend and it made $25 million on opening weekend on this $5 million film.”