Tyler Perry has been under heavy criticism for the quality of the film ‘A fall from Grace’ as it pertains to costume used by actors in the movie.
Following the backlash on social media and reviews of the film, the black American actor cum producer has hinted at making amends.
In a recent interview, Perry disclosed that after thorough discussion with his team, especially those in the hair department, they have concluded to do better in the next project when styling any cast.
“Although, some of it is hilarious to me. Let me tell you about my hair department. Those ladies and guys make $65 an hour,” he said.
“They work from 10 to 12 hours a day. So, a lot of them are new and trying to adapt and learn. I’m satisfied with them trying to find their way. They’re going to make some errors, so for them, I felt the pressure, not for myself.”
“I do not usually play dumb. But I tell you what it did. Everything they are doing now is so much better. So, it’s acceptable.”
Despite his determination to do better, the 50-year-old filmmaker still retorted, “but listen, you’ve got Phylicia Rashad, Bresha Webb, Crystal Fox, Cicely Tyson, Mechad Brooks. They out-acted all that damn hair. C’mon.”
The dialogue about the wigs had to have been had and Crystal Fox wouldn’t let Tyler Perry off the hook so easily. He revealed an anecdote over his conversation with Fox on a wig that made it into the final cut of the movie.
“We had an argument, a drag-out argument about the wigs in one of the scenes. It was very emotional for her, ” he recalled.
“As a black woman, our hair is part of the journey, so it is very, very crucial. And to some people it is hard to stress that it is that important,” Fox explained.
That nevertheless Perry, who allegedly shot the movie within five days, at the time was not ready to spend a huge amount or time to sort out hair preferences.
“As long as you were able to figure it out before it’s time to shoot. I’m okay,” he concluded. “I don’t have the luxury of time to wait five hours and spend $10 million to figure out which curl is right for you.”