Tyler Perry is about to appear as Alex Cross, a role made famous by Morgan Freeman in Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider, and it appears that Tyler really got into the role. Tyler’s co-star Matthew Fox has spoken about a fight scene, where Tyler actually hit him in the face for real.
Fox told Collider, “That happens. I’ve been the one that’s done that, in the past. You do those fight sequences and, when they’re really drawn out and you’re exhausted, every now and then, somebody makes a mistake. You misjudge something and somebody gets hit.”
He added, “Tyler caught me with an elbow, at about midnight, on the scaffolding when we were doing that stuff. He was so unbelievably horrified by it. I think he called me, every day for two days after that, just apologizing. I tried to let him off the hook and say, ‘It’s no problem, man. I didn’t get seriously hurt.’ It was all good.”
However, Matthew was not impressed by being hit in the face, “When someone hits you in the face, it pisses you off. But, I did my best to swallow it and understand that this stuff happens. I’ve been on the other side of that, and it’s not a good feeling,” he stated.
Matthew Fox and Tyler Perry can be seen in Alex Cross when it is released in the US on October 19 and then in the UK on November 30.