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Tyler Perry ending ‘Madea’ character in 2019

The curmudgeonly character of “Madea” has helped to make Tyler Perry wealthy, but it sounds like he’s now over her.

The curmudgeonly character of “Madea” has helped to make Tyler Perry wealthy, but it sounds like he’s now over her.

During an appearance on Bevy Smith’s SiriusXM show, “Bevelations,” Perry said he plans a farewell stage tour and the film “Tyler Perry’s a Madea Family Funeral” next year to end the character.

Perry dons a wig, makeup and dress to portray the tough-talking elderly black woman.

“It’s time for me to kill that old b****, I’m tired, man,” he said. “I just don’t want to be her age, playing her.”

Mabel Earlene “Madea” Simmons first appeared on stage almost 20 years ago and went on to be the star of several of Perry’s hit films.

Those movies have grossed hundreds of millions of dollars despite some criticism that the character stereotypes black women.

Perry said he actually shot “Family Funeral” two years ago but wanted to stagger it along with his other films, including two Madea Halloween movies and the drama “Acrimony.”

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Comment by HelloThere on March 18, 2019 at 5:17am

It’s a pity, I liked his image so much: (I am so amused by his films that I even downloaded them on my phone using the Show Box https://showboxdownloadapps.com program so that I could watch them anywhere anytime, and it’s a pity that new films with this character are more will not be. Well, oh well, reconsider once again the old!

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