Lee appeared on several Atlanta news shows and also hit up Art Terrell’s show on Atlanta radio Kiss104.1, where he took a few listener’s calls, but halfway through the question/answer session, Spike Lee had to put his foot down about the Tyler Perry questions.
As you know, Lee has publicly criticized Perry’s work in the past and Dr. Cornel West even put his 2 cents in their disputed once by comparing the two. Perry responded to all the criticism by telling them all to go straight to hell (and I’m not making that up… he really said that).
But for the record… Spike still doesn’t see it for Mr. Perry and recently refused to answer any questions about the fellow “ATLien”.
Do not ask Spike Lee about Tyler Perry.
“No more Tyler Perry questions, please,” Lee said during a Thursday visit with KISS 104.1 host Art Terrell, after listeners called in asking about past dust-ups between the two filmmakers.
The film, which Lee directed, produced, & co-wrote (with James McBride) will also reprise his classic role as Mookie the pizza delivery guy from “Do The Right Thing”.
While “Red Hook Summer” will have a few comic moments, things take a somber turn when dark secrets from the past begin to emerge.
“I do think there’s a place for a film like this,” Lee said. “I know people want to go see ‘Batman,’ want to go see ‘The Avengers.’ This is going to be a film for people to chew on and debate.”
Watch video of Spike Lee’s radio interview HERE.
Thanks to tax incentives, Georgia’s film industry has been flourishing in recent years. Given that Lee was born in Atlanta and attended Morehouse College, the AJC asked if he might consider shooting a future movie here in the future. His answer?
He didn’t really give a definite yes or no but stated he’d “like to shoot here again.”
Maybe Tyler will let Spike use a portion of his Atlanta studio. I’m sure the insurance company has paid big bucks to rebuild the part that was destroyed in that fire a few months back…
Do you think the two filmmakers will EVER see eye to eye?