Tamela Mann struggled with playing Cora

Tamela Mann struggled with playing Cora

With a strong push from Tyler Perry, Tamela Mann, who has appeared in several of Perry’s other plays and her own TV show, The Browns (with David), is now an actress, a role she once feared.

Because she conquered that fear to be successful doing what she once could never even imagine, Franklin wanted to know how Tamela got out of her own way, as well as have her offer words of wisdom to others still wearing her old shoes. 

“It’s kind of like having faith over fear; it’s like you just have to do it,” she urged. “This is what I would say to myself, ‘I want to accomplish this, so, okay, I’m gonna do it afraid.’ Just do it afraid.”

“Simple as that,” added David, her husband of over 30 years. “Sometimes you just simply have to do it afraid.”

David also shared when Perry inspired him to see beyond what was in front of him. “He challenged us to dream,” he told Franklin. “He literally said to me, ‘You have to dream bigger,’ and I was like okay, and it caused both of us to dream and think bigger.” READ MORE


July 14th, 2020

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