Tyler Perry’s Dream Retirement Includes ‘Getting As High As I’ve Ever Wanted To Be’
If Tyler Perry could have it his way, he'd be off on a sunny beach "getting as high as I've ever wanted to be."
The billionaire media mogul made the admission on Kelly Ripa’s Let’s Talk About It Off Camera Sirius XM podcast. For Perry, who’s always hard at work pushing out films and television shows throughout the year, he would like to slow down and relax.
“I think my retirement will be more like Clint Eastwood, you know, so instead of doing 12 movies in four years, I’ll probably be doing one movie in six months or something like that,” Perry said.
“Right. One movie in six months. I love that. So, a real slow down,” Ripa said in response.
“A real slowdown, yeah, but ideally, I’d love to be on a beach smoking weed. Just no cares. Just smoking as much as I want. Just getting as high as I’ve ever wanted to be and just say whatever’s on my mind, so that’s my retirement days,” Perry added.
Perry currently has four projects in the works or slated for an upcoming release. His Netflix film Mea Culpa is currently in post-production. The film follows an ambitious criminal defense attorney who takes on the murder case of an artist in his fight to become a partner.
As part of his Amazon first-look deal, Perry has Black, White and Blue” and the upcoming Divorce in the Black. The latter stars Meagan Good, Cory Hardrict, Debbi Morgan, Richard Lawson and tells the story of Ava, a young bank professional who is devastated when her husband Dallas abandons a marriage she is determined to fight for.
Perry has been hard at work writing and directing Six Triple Eight, a period film about the all-Black, all-female battalion during World War II starring Kerry Washington, Sam Waterston, Susan Sarandon, and Oprah Winfrey.