Madea fans may not be too happy with this news…
Tyler Perry is being replaced by former Mad TV star Orlando Jones in “Tyler Perry’s Madea Christmas” due to Perry being extremely busy handling his new projects on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network.
Perry told fans,
It is with mixed emotion that I announce that I will be unable to portray Madea in the next chapter in her journey. The character has been such a gift and it was my hope and intention to play this role again in the upcoming film. But, due to my commitments to the exciting new venture I am launching with OWN and Discovery Communications, I must now put all my energy into our new slate of shows that will launch on the network later this year.”
Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate said,
While we are saddened to hear that Mr. Perry won’t be appearing in the next film, we are still eager to have A MADEA CHRISTMAS in theaters this holiday season and look forward to Orlando Jones giving a great performance.”
What do you think- is Orlando a good choice???