According to The YBF, Tyler Perry appeared on NBC News’ “TODAY” show with Tamron Hall to dish on his role in the film adaptation of the novelGone Girl. He chatted about taking the role as defense attorney Tanner Booker, continuing acting even after success as a director and anxiety about being in the delivery room.
Here are the highlights:
Tyler Perry on if he took on the role of Tanner Booker based on the popularity of the book, “Gone Girl”: “No, not at all, and had I been I probably would have passed on it. I didn’t want to step into this huge expectation of, ‘You’ve got to do it this way and the book says to do it this way’…I think everybody who read the book is going to be very, very happy.”
Perry on what tempts him to keep acting even though he is hugely successful as a director: “It’s a part of me expressing all sides of the artist of myself. Every part of me has a bit that wants to work and do some of those things.”
Perry, an expectant father, on if he’ll be going to Lamaze classes: “Lamaze is okay but delivery room, I don’t know. Pray for me on that.”