Tyler Perry is finally ending the ‘Madea’ franchise in 2019.
During Monday’s episode of “Bevelations”, Tyler Perry told “Page Six TV” co-host Bevy Smith that he shot “Madea Family Funeral” two years ago and it is set to release in 2019. Along with the film, he plans to also go on a farewell tour with the members of the original cast.
“It’s time for me to kill that old b*tch,” he joked.
“I’m tired, man. I’m tired.”
When questioned about his motive behind why he’s choosing to say goodbye to the well-known character, he said,
“I just don’t want to be her age playing her.”
Perry has played the “Madea” character for nearly 20 years. She first made her debut in the “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” stage playback in 1999. Since then, the character was featured in a total of nine additional plays and 10 movies.
He wanted to take some time before he released the final ‘Madea’ based instalment so he carved out time to release “Boo! A Madea Halloween”, “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween”, and then “Acrimony” starring Taraji P. Henson.
Smith asked Perry if he would ever consider going on Broadway and Perry replied that he isn’t sure because it is too “strict” and “regimented”.
Watch the interview below:
source: the hollywood unlocked