A Madea Christmas Star: "There's a Madea in Every Family"

A Madea Christmas Star: "There's a Madea in Every Family"

Larry the Cable Guy dishes on Tyler Perry and the iconic role.

Published December 13, 2013

He may not be an elderly Black woman from the South, but Larry the Cable Guy understands Madea. In fact, the comedian and co-star of A Madea Christmas often feels like he's the Madea of his own family.

"Every family has one, and should!" he says of the iconic — and often outrageous — matriarch, played famously by Tyler Perry.

In our exclusive interview, the actor also gives us insight into how Perry is able to slip so effortlessly into the character. "Madea is a big part of him," says Larry. "It's what he grew up with."

Larry the Cable Guy also chats with us about the film, working with Perry and his own family background.

Check out our exclusive interview below, and see A Madea Christmas — in theaters today!

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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