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Tyler Perry Once Paid The Late Cicely Tyson $1M For One Day Of Work To Give Her 'Some Security In Her Latter Years'

Tyler Perry is a man of many talents! Yet, he played it small early on. “I was able to make some incredible deals by allowing people to underestimate me. I always played it small, listened to what they had to say and made the deal. I’d say, “Well, I’ve got to own it.” They’d say, “Oh, OK — whatever.” They didn’t think that my first film [2005’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman, which debuted at number 1] was going to amount to much. But the support I had from the audience that knew me — those voices, those standing ovations — gave me the confidence to understand that it’s a blessing to be hidden,” Tyler Perry told AARP The Magazine.

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 2, 2022