Tyler Perry is back on the big screen in another non-Madea flick, “Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.” The film features Vanessa Williams, Brandy, Lance Gross, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Kim Kardashian.
Perry previously felt compelled to defend casting the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” reality star in a letter, writing:
“I knew that this [film’s] message was not only for my age group, but for all audiences, especially the youth. And not just the young people that follow me, but the young people that are following other young people, as well.
About two months ago, long before I even heard about Kim’s marriage or divorce, I was trying to finish up the casting. I said to one of my producers, “who else is out there that young people are looking up to?” One of my producers showed me pictures that his daughter had taken of several hundred kids lined up around the corner to get into a Kardashian store. They wanted to meet Kim.
I thought, what better person! She literally has millions of young people following her. I thought and still do think, that it would be very responsible of her to be a part of this film. To have the young people that look up to her, see her in a film that is about, what happens in life when you make the wrong choices.
Whether you’re aware of it or not, to be honest with you I wasn’t, millions of young people adore her and are following her every move. If one of those young people see this film and find the strength to live a better life and not go through what these characters went through in this movie, then we have all done what I feel I’m being led to do here.”
Similar to Perry’s popular film, “Why Did I Get Married?,” “Marriage Counselor” focuses on the complexities of married life and also, the threat of infidelity.
The film, which hits theaters March 29th, centers around how cheating impacts the marriage between Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Lance Gross.