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Opening Night – Madea Goes to Jail Hits the Red Carpet

She’s big. She’s bossy. But according to the cast of Madea Goes to Jail, she’s also someone you want on your side. AMC News correspondent Jacob Soboroff gets teased by actor-director Tyler Perry then asks Perry’s co-stars if they’d be willing to spend a night in lockup with Perry’s alter ego. The answers may surprise you.

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Judging from our video of the New York premiere of Madea Goes to Jail, everybody’s got a case of Mabel Simmons fever. Even Sixty Minutes hit the red carpet to cover the event. So we asked creator Tyler Perry why Madea has become such a phenom (Madea’s Family Reunion was one of the highest grossing releases of 2006). See what the actor-writer-director has to say.

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