Kim Kardashian Paying a Visit to 'The Marriage Counselor'
Kim Kardashian is on her way to visit The Marriage Counselor. Better late than never.
She may have filed for divorce from new husband Kris Humphries eight days ago, but Kardashian is honoring the commitment she made to Tyler Perry the week before that. On November 9 she starts filming her part in the filmmaker's new movie, The Marriage Counselor, at his Atlanta studio.
Perhaps shrewdly on Perry's part, Kardashian has been cast not as the titular protagonist but as her friend and coworker Ava. When the married counselor, played by Jurnee Smollett (Friday Night Lights), starts an affair with a client and complicates her life, Ava steps in to provide support and a much-needed makeover.
The role is Kardashian's first bid for more serious attention as an actress, since her roles in Deep in the Valley (2008) and Disaster Movie (2008) were hardly noteworthy. Lionsgate will release the film.
Though Perry fans are not too happy about the casting. Many have taken to the filmmaker's website to air their disapproval publicly (though, in most cases, respectfully).
"I am a huge fan and I've seen everything Tyler Perry," wrote user Gee. "Have to say I don't understand the reason for casting KK in your upcoming film. Personally, I am sick to death of her being glorified for nothing more than having sex on camera. She doesn't need the money and she certainly doesn't need any more attention. And, although I still support you, I won't be contributing one dime to anything with K. Kardashian in it."
Another commenter, Lisa, said, "Mr. Perry, You are truly a talent and inspiration to all minorities , and your movies are ones anyone who has grown up " hard" can relate to. So sir thank you for your many gifts of entertainment. Yet I feel your casting is off when Kim K was hired to be a part of your cast. In my opinion she is the wrong person to speak or act regarding marriage. There are far more deserving actors out there who could really use the work... Please sir consider another choice in casting this character. Thank You Again... And God Bless..."
Though Robert got a little more aggressive, saying, "Are you really going to keep Kim K. in you movie? Will be organizing a nation wide boycott of all things Tyler Perry if this is true."
As of Wednesday afternoon, there were over 15 pages of comments specifically relating to Kardashian.