UPDATE: A publicist for Tyler Perry has called PATH’s office stating the viral news of Tyler Perry not playing Madea in his next film is not true. This publicist did not want me to quote him, or release his name. The report reportedly flooded news outlets around April fools day, and PATH cannot verify whether or not this publicist is permitted to speak on Tyler’s behalf. So I believe we will see Tyler as Madea in his next role. PATH will keep you updated as we anticipate an official statement to post on Tyler’s website.
Former Mad TV star Orlando Jones is starring in Tyler Perry‘s Madea Christmas because Tyler is too busy with his new projects on Oprah’s OWN Network.
“It is with mixed emotion that I announce that I will be unable to portray Madea in the next chapter in her journey. The character has been such a gift and it was my hope and intention to play this role again in the upcoming film. But, due to my commitments to the exciting new venture I am launching with OWN and Discovery Communications, I must now put all my energy into our new slate of shows that will launch on the network later this year.”
The question now becomes, is Tyler Perry’s fan base going to go for it?
Tyler is hard at work with Oprah. Recently the two released a funny trailer for their upcoming OWN TV series. You can view that below!