Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making of “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”

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Was Tyler scared to make his first film?

After Tyler Perry became a [black] household name through his plays and eventually his movies, he and media mogul Oprah became fast friends. He was featured on her talk show a few times, detailing his sexual abuse, his homeless struggles and his troubled relationship with his father. She’s often described him as a good friend. When Oprah interviewed Perry for her magazine, she asked him if he was scared to star in and produce his first feature film. Perry told her: “No, because I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. I just saw all those people coming out to the plays.”

He surely hasn’t slowed down any. What did you think about Diary of a Mad Black Woman?

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