Superstar actor, director and playwright Tyler Perry, who has called Atlanta home for years, says he is planning “a huge expansion” to his Tyler Perry Studios complex in the city.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Rocsi Diaz on Tuesday, Perry revealed what he called a “huge expansion” to his studios.
Diaz and Perry reportedly have ties “from way back,” according to the director, and the revelation of the expansion slipped out almost by accident.
“This isn’t really an interview,” Diaz said during the ET segment. “It is two friends catching up.”
As Diaz and Perry toured the complex, Perry told the reporter, “I am about to do a huge expansion here.” Then Perry paused and said, “I haven’t told anybody that.”
Perry opened the Atlanta studio in 2008. The complex has five sound stages set on 30 acres. It is located inside two former Delta Air Lines affiliated buildings in the Greenbriar area of southwest Atlanta, and includes 200,000 square feet of sets and office space.
Perry also owns and operates 34th Street Films, a production arm of Tyler Perry Studios, through which he guides the work of other filmmakers.
Perry didn’t provide any more details about the expansion, saying only that he had given Diaz “an exclusive.”
Click here to see the interview and tour of the complex.