Cicely Tyson on Alex Cross , Tyler Perry and Hollywood

Cicely Tyson on Alex Cross , Tyler Perry and Hollywood

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

Published October 15, 2012

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.


BET.com 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.

Check out the video below.

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Written by Marcus Reeves

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