Taraji P. Henson and Tyler Perry stopped by The View to discuss hot topics and their upcoming film, Acrimony. Perry addressed outbidding Blue Ivy and being at the forefront of diversity in Hollywood. He also spoke about some of the backlash he has received for creating limited Black characters and applauded Black Panther, Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay and Issa Rae for opening bigger spaces.
The pair then jumped in the details of the psychological thriller Acrimony, which stars Henson and is Perry’s 19th film. The writer-director describes the movie as having many twists and turns, creating a suspenseful outcome and making it hard to discern protagonist from the antagonist. Henson agreed the film is much more than just a story about a man cheating on his wife or a woman scorned. Perry got the actress onboard to do the movie by saying, “Taraji, this is your Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction moment.”
Henson then speaks on the film being shot at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta in only eight days and how she and the team were able to pull it off in such a short amount of time. Acrimony hits theaters nationwide on March 30.
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