Tyler Perry and Taye Diggs made television appearances this week. Tyler Perry dropped by Chelsea Lately to promote his new movie Good Deeds, the backlash from casting Kim Kardashian and also the lesson he learned when he helped a homeless woman in real life:
I met this woman. She came up to me and I was like everybody else, working like, ‘Eh, you don’t want to be bothered with this.’ And I’m reaching in my pocket trying to find some money like I’m sure she’s going to ask me for some money and she asked me for shoes. So I took her into the studio. We took her to wardrobe and we found some shoes for her and she was crying, she was saying, ‘My feet are off the ground.’ And that just touched e so much…She never asked for money. All she wanted was some shoes.
Taye Diggs rolled through the Wendy Williams show as well and talked about meeting his thoughts on black women’s disapproval of him marrying a Jewish woman and shared the story behind his new children’s book, Chocolate Me!. He recalled how old he was when he was being made fun of as a kid, by other children of both races:
I grew up when I was 5 years old in a neighborhood where I was the only black kid. And I was made fun of for having chocolate skin, my nose was a little wider. So my first real exposure to it was at 5 and then I went in and had a discussion with my mother, who basically gave me my first lesson in self-esteem and self-love and basically told me that black was beautiful.
Peep both the clips below.
Watch: Tyler Perry Talks New Movie on Chelsea