Tyler Perry's Oprah Show Retrospective
Both Tyler and Janet reflected on the loss of Janet's brother Michael Jackson, who died shortly after the production of Why Did I Get Married Too? began. Tyler said the pain Janet was going through is evident in her performance.
"There are shots where Janet doesn't have any makeup on, and she's crying and snotting and everything else," Tyler says. "I didn't want the pictures showing up on the cover of some tabloid saying this is what she's going through when it was her acting in the film."
Janet said Tyler and her cast's support did not go unnoticed.
"The day my brother passed, [Tyler] called me, and he was constantly checking up on me. Then, he stopped production and came down to the service, and he was with me the entire time," Janet said. "He spoke to the cast and the crew and [told them] to make sure I felt at home and asked me how I wanted to be treated on set, and I said, 'Just treat me the way they always have—with open arms.'"