Tyler Perry Plans to Retire His “Madea” Character

Tyler Perry says goodbye to his iconic character Mabel "Madea" Simmons. Perry, who played Madea in eleven films, nine plays and two television shows, recently announced that she would remove the character after the tour and the 2019 film A Madea Family Funeral by Tyler Perry .

-the old actor broke the news during his appearance on "Bevelations" by Bevy Smith.

"I do not want to be his age [still] interpreting it," Perry explained his decision. "I'm doing one last tour in 2019, the farewell tour, and the last movie is Madea Funeral, which I shot two years ago," he added. "Then, we'll say goodbye."

Tyler Perry presented Madea for the first time, "an old and hard black woman", in her 1999 work I Can Do Bad All by my myelf . The character was featured in a series of other works by Perry before making his first appearance on the big screen in his directorial debut, the Diary of a Black Woman of 2005

. Madea had a significant presence in Tyler Perry's films. Through the years as a main character or support. Although the films with the character generally received negative criticism from critics, they managed to win more than $ 500 million at the box office.

The eleventh entry in the Madea movie series, A Madea Family Funeral by Tyler Perry will be released on March 1, 2019.