It might surprise you that Tyler Perry just got his Hollywood Walk of Fame star yesterday considering how long the actor/producer/director has been on the scene.
Tyler Perry has been active in the industry since 1992 and has since then won numerous awards and created some iconic characters including Madea, whom he stars as (Madea is a woman by the way)
Also present were some of the stars that Tyler Perry had worked with including Idris Elba, Kerry Washington and Crystal Fox who witnessed Perry deliver a powerful speech.
Perry dedicated his Hollywood Walk of Fame star to the underdogs in the industry of which he was one for quite a while.
“I want you to walk past this star in particular and know that I’ve been there,” he said. “I’ve been struggling, I’ve been out, broke, homeless. I’ve been through all of those things, but there was a perseverance, a tremendous faith in God, and this hope that allowed me to keep going.”
He hoped that those who saw his star could take something from it and not give up.
“So, if you’re looking at all of these stars,” he said. “I’m sure everybody has a story here who’s been immortalized here, but this one in particular is for the underdogs. This one in particular is for the ones who want to do it their way. This one in particular is for those who want to bring as many people through the door with them as they can.”
Over on his Instagram, Perry also posted a funny picture of himself shooting a departing Kerry Washington a funny look and he bent over his star. He looked to explain the look in his caption which read: Ok, let me explain this photo. So I got a star today on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Thank you chamber!! I’m so grateful, but onto this photo. @only1crystalfox spoke and moved me. @kerrywashington spoke, and we both were in tears. Then @idriselba came up to speak, and they all were so powerful. I was so moved. To look out and see all the cast from all the shows that I have created made my heart so full. To be able to give opportunities to so many was just so humbling to me. Anyway, the photogs were asking for photos so at that moment the BEAUTIFUL KERRY WASHINGTON was leaving, and they all started snapping pictures of her!! Look at my face. We had such a good laugh about this. Thank you everyone for your support and love all these years. My Mamma would be so proud.
Congratulations Tyler! He certainly deserves it.
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