Comedian and actor Chris Rock gets “reel” in the latest issue of Vibe magazine. The Hollywood themed issue covers a variety of topics and in the interview with Rock they asked about the trend of Black comedians having to wear dresses.
“I mean, hey, lots of comedians dress up like women, not just Black. It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book. Men in drag…There was Mrs. Doubtfire. [Adam] Sandler’s next movies is Jack and Jill. He plays his brother and sister. [The Black community] doesn’t have that many movies, so if there’s only four Black movies in a year and two of them star Black men in dresses, I could see how that would upset some people. But that’s a job for some people. Tyler Perry is great in a dress, but I don’t want to see Denzel or Will Smith in a dress. And I don’t think we’re in any danger of seeing that.”
So would Rock ever do a Tyler Perry movie? Pick up the latest issue of Vibe to find out!