“I saw it as a new form of the church,” says Oprah Winfrey of Tyler Perry’s stage work. “It was  community and heart and filling a void where people can be seen in a way that was familiar to them “
In Sunday night’s unveiling interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed how billionaire filmmaker Tyler Perry came in to help the couple Markle, who were in Canada at the time, panicking about where to go and where they would be safest Perry not only offered one of his Southern California homes, but also a full security detail they stayed for three months
Few, however, know how much Perry helped Winfrey as well, the former talk show host was a long-time mentor to Perry, who watched her show grow and inspired her to inspire him to write when he first stepped over a decade later on in 2001 on her show; Backstage, she gave him a business lesson on the importance of “writing your own checks” and to be in full control
While that advice was critical to Perry’s future success, it was there for Winfrey as well.After her talk show ended in 2011 and the start of her own network, OWN, Winfrey had a tough time The new network did not have the immediate success anticipated and was in criticized the press for its low audience and lack of targeting
“It has always been described as” the fighting OWN network ” Winfrey told Forbes in a 2019 interview about Perry I felt very depressed, actually the most distraught I’ve ever been in my life ????
She meant it to her boyfriend Perry on the phone, and he decided to take matters into his own hands, board his private jet in Atlanta and fly to Winfrey’s Santa Barbara home
“He knocked on my door and said,” I just want to see your face and make sure you’re okay “Winfrey remembered then turned around and went back homeâ ????
He followed the friendly visit with a gesture that would change the fate of OWN and make anything but a struggling network: he offered to write the station’s first scripted series
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Perry eventually wrote many more series for the broadcaster and signed an exclusive deal with the OWN that even owned part of the network. His series for OWN, including The Have and The Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor, was closed one of the top rated programs on the station
When Perry finally left Winfrey’s network last year to start his own streaming service with BET, Winfrey gave him her blessing, after all, she had shown him the way
“She inspired me from day one,” he told Forbes Watch examples like Oprah, own the Oprah Winfrey Show and understand what that means. That was very, very important to meâ ????
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