Cicely Tyson on Alex Cross, Tyler Perry and Hollywood

The iconic actress on her career and her role in the action thriller.

Posted: 10/15/2012 09:00 AM EDT
Tyler Perry, Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson will be hitting the big screen with Tyler Perry once again in the upcoming cop thriller Alex Cross. In this film adaptation of a novel focusing on the brainy Black detective, the legendary actress plays the mom of Alex Cross (Perry), who hunts down a killer trying to tear his family apart. sat down with the icon who offered her thoughts on working with Perry, her note-worthy Oscar-nomination for the film Sounder and barriers African-Americans still face in Hollywood.

Alex Cross
arrives in theaters October 19.

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