Essence Atkins Criticizes Tyler Perry Casting Kim Kardashian In “Temptation”
Long-time Hollyweird actress Essence Atkins has joined the bandwagon of people who were not too pleased with Tyler Perry’s casting of Kim Kardashian in his latest film “Temptation.”
Atkins recently aired out her thoughts on Perry’s decision to cast Kimmy cakes to Sister 2 Sister magazine, alluding to the fact that he did so because of Kim’s popularity and overlooked the fact that she wasn’t a traditional actress.
via S2S Magazine
“I found it interesting that Tyler did that with Temptation, hiring Kim Kardashian because she has 16 million Twitter followers, which would seem like a brilliant marketing plan,” Essence told Sister 2 Sister.
Tyler admitted that he cast the reality star to draw members of her large fan base to the theaters. The movie earned $22.3 million its debut weekend. According to E!, the film performed better than any other non-Madea Tyler movie, with the one exception of Why Did I Get Married Too.
“It’s not a failure, but it did worse than his movies usually do just based on him,” clarified Essence. “I thought that was an interesting finding. Your experiment didn’t work.”
She then went on to blast the film’s box office performance and send a few shots at Kim, saying she should just stick to reality television and dating Yeezy. Peep the rest of her rant on flip…