Brandon T. Jackson says appearing in Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son was a “negative” turning point in his career. The actor and comedian dressed as a woman in the 2011 film where he starred alongside Martin Lawrence.
“Everything went wrong when I put on that dress,” Jackson told Comedy Hype in a new interview.
Jackson revealed that at the time of the film's release, his personal life was “in shambles,” while his career was soaring. He went on to admit that the film wasn’t very good, and that he wasn’t a fan of the premise. Following the success of the previous Big Momma’s House films, and Mrs. Doubtfire, Jackson felt that “the whole dress bit was already overdone,” at the time, but he agreed to be in the film mostly for a chance to work with Lawrence.
In the film, Lawrence’s reprised his role as Malcolm Turner, an FBI agent who goes undercover as an elderly woman. Jackson played Lawrence’s stepson, Trent Pierce.
Big Momma's House: Like Father, Like Son grossed close to $90 million worldwide, but Jackson said that he's had bad luck in the eight years since the film was released. “I believe it was cursed because nothing went right since then.”
Jackson added that Katt Williams publicly warned him against taking the role, and claimed that Lawrence hasn’t been the same since the Big Momma’s House films. He also shared thoughts on Tyler Perry’s Madea character.
Check above for the full interview.