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06.27.2012

ENTERTAINMENT MOGUL TYLER PERRY SHARES THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE LATEST MADEA FILM ON “CBS THIS MORNING”

PERRY TELLS CO-HOSTS CHARLIE ROSE AND GAYLE KING, “I WAS HAVING DINNER WITH A FRIEND AND THEY SAID, 'DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE GREATEST PUNISHMENT FOR BERNIE MADOFF WOULD HAVE BEEN? IF HE HAD TO MOVE IN WITH MADEA.' AND I THOUGHT, 'THAT’S IT!'”

 

Tyler Perry, entertainment mogul, shared the inspiration behind the latest Madea film, “Madea’s Witness Protection,” with co-hosts Charlie Rose and Gayle King, live today, June 27, 2012, on CBS THIS MORNING on the CBS Television Network (7:00 AM – 9:00 AM).

 

Below is an excerpt from the interview.

 

  KING: Talk about the premise for people that haven’t seen it?

 

PERRY: I was having dinner with a friend and they said, “Do you know what the greatest punishment for Bernie Madoff would have been? If he had to move in with Madea.” And I thought that’s it! That’s a concept. That’s a movie that I have to write.  

 

KING: Is there anything you can’t do? I was thinking about the Alex Cross movie that’s coming up and you’re not directing. You’re not calling the shots. So, is that hard for you? Because those that work with you say that you have very firm ideas about what you want and how you want it done.  

 

PERRY: That was a vacation for me. The most difficult part of that was having eight to 10 hours of downtime sitting in the trailer and waiting for the next setup. That was a nightmare for me. But, other than that I enjoyed it. The trailer just came out for it and the movie is phenomenal.

 

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Chris Licht is Vice President of Programming, CBS News, and Executive Producer of CBS THIS MORNING.

 

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