- Tweeps have reacted to how screenwriter and film producer Tyler Perry helped late Cicely Tyson
- Tyler Perry used to double, or sometimes triple Cicely's asking price for any role he wanted her to play
- Tweeps have applauded Tyler Perry for the role he played in the late actress' life
Tyler Perry used to double and even triple late Cicely Tyson's asking price for "any role he requested I play". This is according to the late legendary actress' new memoir.
A Twitter user posted a screenshot of Cicely's memoir on Friday, January 29. According to it, the screenwriter and film producer couldn't believe how little Cicely was paid for her roles on Sounder and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.
"From then on, he decided to double, and sometimes even triple or quadruple, my asking price for any role he requested that I play."
Tyler Perry and Cicely have been friends since 2005 following her role in Tyler's Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Since then, they have built a friendship spanning six films.
@itsthereal tweeted after the news of Cicely's passing broke on Friday morning:
"Was just reading about Cicely Tyson's new memoir this morning, and thought this was really decent of Tyler Perry. RIP to a legend."
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Tweeps have reacted to how the screenwriter doubled the late thespian's salary. Check out some of their comments below:
"It's not a surprising thing to read, Tyler Perry is a generous and good-hearted man, but reading that she was also Godmother to his child got me a little teary-eyed."
"@tylerperry is a gift from God."
"Ain't it nice when wealthy people use their money for good?"
"This is one of MANY reasons why Tyler Perry is abundantly Blessed. 'BLESSED is the cheerful giver!' Thank You, Tyler for making sure our Ms Cicely was taken care of. I’m sure you and your son made her Heart smile."
"Tyler Perry is a generous person and Cicely Tyson will be missed for her wise words. They're both the real deal."
In other news, Legit.ng reported that Buhari's aide Tolu Ogunlesi shared the throwback photos of late Cicely Tyson with former Nigerian President Shehu Shagari.
The photos were taken in America in October 1980 when a White House Banquet was hosted in Shagari’s honour.
The actress was said to have read from the former president’s book of poetry titled Wakar Najeriya.