America's Next Top Model, Season 19, episode 4 (aired 9/14), begins with the "acting challenge". Tyra
determines that the best actor currently working in the biz is TYLER PERRY, so she brings him in to help with judging.
Tyra: "In order to make you the top, I needed to bring the top. He is the king of doing characters!
Medea?" And then, "Acting is all about being over the top."
Reminder to viewers: This "melodrama over substance" approach to acting has gotten Tyra VERY far in the movie biz. Hasn't it? Oh. Wait. It hasn't . She was in Life Size. She played a living doll. With Lindsay Lohan. No wonder Lindsay's acting career is cursed!
While Episode 3 was about "preserving" the reputation of Harvard, this episode is about denigrating the art of acting.
Lesson (not) learned: TYLER PERRY is apparently in league with Meryl Streep and Daniel Day Lewis as far as his ability to create characters.