Idris Elba Speaks On Tyler Perry
Written by Urban Mogul Life on February 28, 2011
Idris lets us know how he really feels about some of the images that Tyler Perry and Martin Lawrence shows on film.
“Can I be candid? I don’t like all of Tyler Perry’s films. Yes, I did work with Tyler for ‘Daddy’s Little Girls‘ because it portrayed a positive image of a black father. I am happy for Tyler’s success…we need Tyler Perry … by going to support his movies, we need to show economic strength. But we are also responsible for elevating film. I’m not with buffoonish characters like Madea or Big Momma.”
And while we are on the subject; why doe sit seem like the media is so hard on Tyler and his Madea movies, while remaining quiet on Martin Lawrence’s Big Momma character? Do you see anything wrong with the portrayal of these characters?