US superstar actor Tyler Perry confirms he hopes to make Brendan O’Carroll a household name in the US following Mrs Brown’s appearance in the billionaire’s upcoming film A Madea Homecoming.
Hundreds of millions of people around the world will get to see Mrs. Brown and her daughter Kathy (Jennifer Gibney) arrive in America for a relationship graduation party when the comedy hits Netflix worldwide on Friday.
“I’ve seen several episodes for sure of Mrs Brown’s Boys, I think he’s brilliant,” Tyler told sundayworld.com.
“I liken his genius to Robin Williams, his comedic timing and the way he portrays Mrs. Brown. I just love him and enjoy working with him every second and hope to do more projects with him.
Tyler also confirms that he would like to fly to film an episode of Mrs Brown’s Boys as his character Madea.
“Wherever they turn next, I’m there. I had so much fun working with him and Jenny, it was really awesome,” he beams. “So wherever we go next, do- let me know because I’ll be there for sure.”
Although Mrs Brown’s Boys is filmed in Scotland, Tyler admits he would still like to visit Ireland.
“The only time I went to Ireland was to Shannon a few times when we stopped to refuel,” he recalls. “It wasn’t somewhere I had a great experience with but would love to see more of Ireland.”
Brendan admits he’s thrilled to work with someone of Tyler’s stature.
“I’ve been a fan of Madea for a long time. Although we might not be too familiar with Madea in Europe, we see it here and everyone loves Madea,” says Brendan from his home in Florida.
“At this point she could have her own channel, I wish she would. My agent was contacted and we started talking about personal things, not making a movie together. We are very, very close.
“Our birthdays are only a few days apart. He was raised by his mother, like me. His mother had a huge influence on me, my mother had all the influence on me. So we had a lot in common.
“So we started chatting and talking about doing stuff together and here we are together, we have a great little movie together. A movie that’s going to make a lot of people happy and we haven’t laughed in two and a half years .”
The new film cost just over $20 million and centers on Madea’s grandson graduating from college.
The hour and 45 minute film features all the stars of the Madea franchise, including Tamela Mann (Cora), David Mann (Mr. Brown), Cassi Davis Patton (Aunt Bam) as well as an appearance by the iconic actor Irish Brendan O’ Carroll, who matches Madea’s comedic prowess as Agnes Brown.
In several parts of the new film, Madea confuses Ireland with Iran, with a storyline also based on Agnes’ mixed-race great-nephew coming to Ireland to run the family farm.
Tyler Perry was recently vetted by Prince Harry during his famous interview with Oprah Winfrey when he revealed the actor helped the royal and Meghan find a home in America and also provided them with safety.
One Perry’s father has an estimated fortune of over a billion dollars and, in addition to owning his own huge studio in Atlanta, owns several mansions in America and the Bahamas.