The Blunt Reason Why Tyler Perry Is Saying Goodbye To Madea

Tyler Perry arrives at a screening of Lionsgate Films' 'Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family' at the Cinerama Dome Theater

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Perry latest project, "Nobody's Fool", an upcoming comedy which he filmed and wrote, starring Tiffany Haddish and Whoopi Goldberg, is set to be released this November.

"I'm doing one last tour in 2019 - the farewell tour - and the last movie is Madea's Funeral that I shot two years ago", Perry told Bevy Smith of SiriusXM's Bevelations on Monday.

But fans will have plenty of time to say goodbye.

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A tough elderly woman, Madea made her first appearance in Perry's 1999 stage play "I Can Do Bad All By Myself". During the interview, the 49-year-old multi-hyphenate explained that as he's gotten older, playing Madea has become less and less appealing. "It's time for me to kill that old bitch". Both movies were written and directed by Perry. He'll also play her on a farewell stage tour.

According to reports, Madea has appeared in dozens of films grossing more than $500 million internationally. The film mogul, who has been playing Mabel Earlene "Madea" Simmons for almost 20 years, announced that he is bidding the character farewell and putting away his gray wig, glasses and long floral dresses.

However, we are still not sure if, as the movie's name suggests, if it is Madea's funeral. Since then, Madea has appeared in numerous sequels, including "Madea's Family Reunion" and "Madea Goes to Jail".

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