Tyler Perry Jokes He’s Ready to Retire Madea Character

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Tyler Perry has put on the fat suit once again to reprise his role as Madea in Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween. The actor phoned in to On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Friday, October 20, and joked that the minute fans stop coming to see the films, he’s retiring the boisterous character.

“It’s the most fun watching the audience enjoy it, [but], for me, the makeup is horrendous — it’s a lot of work,” Tyler said of the franchise. "But when I see the audience — looking at all that’s going on with the country right now — it’s so great to just have something that people can go [see] and laugh. All the academy voters are going to hate it, but everyone else will love … the 102 minutes of just having a good time.” 

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While Oprah’s BFF enjoys providing the world with an escape, he’s been vocal about Medea’s journey coming to an end. 

“I say this all the time," he joked, "the minute people stop coming, this broad is gone and dead in a box quick!”

Until then, catch the hilarious Boo 2! A Madea Halloween in theaters now and listen to the full interview above.

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