Janet Jackson Was Happy To Return To Tyler Perry’s ‘Family’

The 'Why Did I Get Married Too?' star and her director talk about the set's 'down-home' atmosphere.

When Janet Jackson was asked to work on “Why Did I Get Married Too?,” Tyler Perry’s just-released sequel to his 2007 film “Why Did I Get Married?,” she jumped at the chance.

“I was so excited [after] working on the first film … [There's] such a family atmosphere he’s created,” she said about reprising her role as Patricia, a successful psychologist.

And while she may have experienced the loss of her big brother Michael while filming the sequel last summer, at least she was working in a nurturing atmosphere.

“The cast, we connected so well, so when he said he was going to write a sequel, I was really happy,” she said. “I was really happy to know I was gonna be able to come back to this family.”

Perry returned Jackson’s compliments, saying that working with people like her makes his job easy. “We have really good people. It’s very comfortable and relaxed,” he said. “You’re in the South [shooting these films]. It’s much more down-home.”

Next, Perry and Jackson will re-team for Perry’s adaptation of the Ntozake Shange play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.” The cast will also include another pop-star-turned-Hollywood player, Mariah Carey.

“It’s pretty incredible,” Perry said of the all-star cast for his forthcoming film.

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