We all know recently director and actor Tyler Perry has been getting a lot of slander on his name because of his work but actress Tasha Smith is not having that.! She recently sat down with BET defending her friend and his great work.
This is what she stated in her recent interview with BET :
“You have to respect him. He is a trailblazer, bottom line, he really is. If you even look at the way he works, people are looking at his [TV series show production] work model and are trying to duplicate it even to this day. Are We There Yet? with Terry Crews and Essence Atkins is one show that’s doing it and several other shows are modeling the Tyler Perry brand. Not only are they able to accomplish a lot of shows in a shorter period of time, but also the model is creating a lot of opportunities for actors that need to be employed. The truth is when it comes to actors, we need the Tyler Perrys, Salim Akils, and the Mara Brock Akils of the world because if we didn’t have their shows, our actors wouldn’t be able to make a living doing what they love to do. We have more reality TV shows that we do scripted TV shows. So what does that mean? You have a lot of amazing, talented unemployed actors. People should celebrate people like Tyler Perry. He’s been a wonderful friend and an ambassador of giving me opportunities as an actress. It’s been great to have someone like that in my life.”
Tasha Smith who has starred in three of Tyler Perry’s movies Daddy’s Little Girls, Why Did I Get Married? and Why Did I Get Married Too?. She also starred in his television series Meet The Browns and For Better or Worse.
It is safe to agree with Tasha Smith, Tyler Perry do give actors opportunities and keep them employed! Tasha Smith you did right by defending her friend. You’re staying paid!