(Tyler Perry talking about his oft played character Madea)
Tyler Perry: Everyone knows her. We watch with nostalgia when we think about this type of grandmother. Madea being a southern term for mother dear...she's not around anymore. When she was around, everybody's kid belonged to her. She kept the entire neighborhood straight. Now we're in a different time and different age where grandmothers are in their early and late 30s. People are looking for this Madea, the 68-year-old who doesn't care about being politically correct. She doesn't care what you think about her. She's going to tell the truth.