Rising past the haters””and the sheer desolation of losing his beloved mother””Tyler Perry has only just begun to soar. Respected as a writer, director and mogul, the man behind the $1 billion-plus “Madea” franchise is now moving into unchartered territory: action hero. ESSENCE goes along for the ride as the tireless entrepreneur and philanthropist talks about his love for Black women, one of his last conversations with Whitney Houston the night Michael Jackson died and what intimidated him the most about taking on the role of police detective Alex Cross.
The November issue of ESSENCE hits stands on October 10th.
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