Highlight: As the title character in the upcoming release of the action thriller Alex Cross, Tyler Perry, perfector of the black sitcom-dramedy, has momentarily hung up his Madea-style muumuu, grabbed a badge and a bigger gun to play an admitted badass detective. Apparently, there are no days off for the multiple-title-bearing Perry, though. Of course, this new movie deserves a prayer — so in last night’s episode of the late-night talk show, that’s what he and Stephen Colbert decide to do: pray. Can we get an amen?
Celeste Little is an editorial intern at The Root.