The casting of Kim Kardashian in Tyler Perry’s Temptation raised more than a few eyebrows. Perry’s fans were concerned that his sole reason for casting her was money. Unfortunately, what many thought was a ploy for numbers did the opposite as Temptation had a less than mediocre opening weekend.
Essence Atkins took time from promoting the DVD release of Haunted House to address the controversial casting with Sister 2 Sister Magazine. While she is a fan of the media mogul, she thinks his “experiment” with Kim is proof that he thinks she is a reality show personality. Click the page to read what she had to say.
“I found it interesting that Tyler did that with Temptation, hiring Kim Kardashian because she has 16 million Twitter followers, which would seem like a brilliant marketing plan […] He has one of the biggest Twitter personalities out there in his movies, and he had one of the worst box office weekends […] It’s not a failure, but it did worse than his movies usually do just based on him […] I thought that was an interesting finding. Your experiment didn’t work. […] People want to see good stories. It’s not necessarily that they want to see Kim Kardashian in a movie. They want to see her in a bikini. They want to see her with Kanye [West]. They want to see her on her show talking about her life with her sisters, but that doesn’t mean that they want to see her in a movie […] The fact that people want to see their lives and the volatility of that….I don’t think that it translates at all.”
Vixens, do you agree with Essence’s views?
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