Good Deeds is about to hit the big screen this Friday, February 24th 2012. Good Deeds is directed by Tyler Perry and he is the same actor who is playing the lead role in the film. Let’s take a look at an inside interview with Tyler Perry and his film “Good Deeds”
Tyler Perry On Good Deeds
“KW: I understand completely. I have a lot of other questions for you from fans. Harriet Pakula Teweles says: Good Deeds is a unique film for you in that the story revolves around an issue in your character’s life. She was wondering how you came up with the idea for the story? She points out that this is a film about a “defining moment,” so she’s wondering whether it was inspired by such a moment in your life or career that you’d like to share?
TP: Yeah, for me, it was a question of just reflecting at 40 that I was very grateful that I had followed my own voice. So, that led me to my own path and I listened to outside influences. Good Deeds is a story about a guy who had always done what he was told to do but never what he wanted to do until his defining moment arrives when someone comes along who helps open his eyes. I’ve had a few of those moments in my own life like when during a job interview I was told, “You don’t complete anything. Your application isn’t even complete.” And right at that moment, I realized I had to become a finisher, and see every task through to completion.
KW: Harriet observed that there are a number of actors and actresses you’ve collaborated with several times in film and/or TV. Is there a Tyler Perry acting ensemble?
TP: I’d say I’m open to anybody. I’m very open to fresh talent, and I love the underdog, people who have been counted out, because they come in with a different type of hunger. For instance, nobody would give the members of the cast of House of Payne a shot on TV, period. Yet, here they are with already more episodes than any other sitcom in history except Leave It to Beaver. I’m all for the underdog, so I’d like to talk to anybody who shows up with that sort of thirst.
KW: Harriet also asks: How do you use music to advance the message, mood and momentum of the movie?
TP: Just as we do in life. There’s always a soundtrack playing in the background somewhere. Growing up, there was always music around, whether across the street, or on the next-door neighbor’s stereo. So, as in life, music is always around, and it helps to heighten any emotion. Music is amazing.
KW: Editor/legist Patricia Turnier asks: What message do you want people to take away from the film?
TP: Just that life is but a moment. Life is so precious, such a gift, and that you have to live for you. Live your own truth, live the life that God has put you and nobody else on this Earth to live and not what somebody might be telling you to live.”
You can read the complete interview at The Skanner
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