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Beliefnet Interview with Tyler Perry

Interview with Tyler Perry

The filmmaker and actor talks about faith and family.

Tyler Perry may be best known for his role as "Madea"--an over-the-top, pistol-packing grandmother--in "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" and "Madea's Family Reunion," and for his 2007 movie, "Daddy's Little Girls." Now, he's making the move to television with a new sitcom on TBS called "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" about a family who is brought together under one roof who have different views on work, child-rearing, and just about everything else.

In 2005, Perry spoke to Beliefnet entertainment editor Michael Kress about the roles of faith and family in his life and movies. And, because so much of what he had to say about his movies also applies to his new series, we are re-posting parts of the interview, complete with photos of the "Payne" characters.

[Image: Tyler Perry]

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