Tyler Perry brings out feminine side
Monday night was ladies night at the New York City preem of Lionsgate’s “For Colored Girls.” Helmer Tyler Perry framed it as a collective, bringing the entire cast of leading ladies to the front of the Ziegfeld Theater before the screening.However, among the women themselves, everyone had a favorite. “I had some scenes with Janet Jackson, I was a little nervous,” said Loretta Devine. “I wanted to call her nasty … Nasteee.” Co-star Kerry Washington was most excited to work with Whoopi Goldberg, whose eponymous one-woman show changed her life: “I wasn’t old enough to go when it was on Broadway, but my parents had it on a VHS and I literally memorized the entire show. I even got to perform a little bit of it for her when we were on set in Atlanta.”
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