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Tyler Perry: Whoopi Goldberg Got Me Thinking about ‘Colored Girls’

What Whoopi Goldberg wants, Whoopi Goldberg gets, including Tyler Perry—after an epic wait, that is.

Interviewed on Keeping it Reel, Tyler discusses how he finally came to write, produce and direct a big-screen version of Ntozake Shange‘s iconic 1975 stage play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.

CAPTION: "I'm greatful to God every day," Tyler (above) tells us of his loyal audience.

"I'm grateful to God every day," Tyler (above) tells us of his passionate, loyal audience.

“It haunted me. It kept coming to me. About five, six years ago, somebody at William Morris asked me if I was interested in doing it, I said no,” the Hollywood powerhouse—whose films to date have grossed more than $400 million worldwide—tells host Tim Gordon.

“Then Whoopi Goldberg called me about four years ago and asked me if I wanted to do it on Broadway, and I said no. And I’m still not payin’ attention. They’re sayin’ For Colored Girls, and I didn’t know anything about it.

“And then somebody else called—these are all random people over a course of five or six years—so I finally said, Continue reading