Actor Lance Gross Defends Kim K's Role in 'Temptation', Movie Wins Big


Actor Lance Gross Defends Kim K’s Role in ‘Temptation’, Movie Wins Big

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Photo Credit: @lancegross Instagram

Photo Credit: @lancegross Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Tyler Perry’s new film Temptation is causing plenty of controversy, and it’s not because of the story line. Tyler Perry has caused some confusion with his loyal fans for selecting Kim Kardashian for one of the supporting roles. Tyler recently admitted that he chose the reality star for the part because he felt like she would help the film become a commercial success by bringing in a different group of people to see the film. Tyler’s films are usually a big hit amongst African-Americans, but the director wanted this particular film not to go unnoticed from other ethnic groups.

In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, actor Lance Gross also comes to Kim’s defense and claims he feels more people should just give her a chance, despite her past as an adult film star. He also claims that he understands why Tyler casted her and he feels she did a great job with her role. Lance says:

“I’ve been working with Tyler since 2007 and he has a great business mind. He knows what he’s doing and he knows what he wants for his films. So I don’t really question his decisions in casting people. To Kim’s defense, she did a great job. The role that he gave her was well thought out. It was something that he believed she could execute. And I think she brought her “A-game.” I get what all the fuss was about, but at the end of the day you got to give people a chance. And I feel like she really proved herself.”


In related news, it looks like Tyler Perry’s decision to cast Kim didn’t hurt the film like some predicted. According to Deadline, the new film is Tyler’s second highest grossing non Madea film to date. Temptation has exceeded expectations, and brought in about $22.5 million in its opening weekend.

Amanda is a TV junkie with a passion for all things reality television. She's from Decatur, GA.


  1. Deja

    March 31, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    This movie sucked!!!!

  2. Peachy

    March 31, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I wish they would stop defending Kim. It’s really not that serious. It didn’t hurt the movie anyway if it made that much money already.

  3. Mona

    March 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Whatever. Everyone I know says it was terrible anyway.

    • Anonymous

      March 31, 2013 at 8:46 pm


  4. Oprah's Wig

    March 31, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Lance please have a seat.

  5. Anonymous

    March 31, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    They are still defending this chick? Why? LOL

    • SMH Again

      April 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      I completely agree with you. I wish they would stop this and Tyler Perry is a jerk for doing it. Greed will have you living in Hell. I hope he enjoys,and Lance can be his bunk mate!

  6. Izzy

    March 31, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Yeah…I still won’t be seeing this.

  7. Hater

    March 31, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Blah blah blah. Lol.

  8. Jessica

    March 31, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    This movie wasn’t good. Tyler needs to step up his directing skills.

  9. Porsha

    March 31, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Please make it stop…LOL

  10. Barbee

    March 31, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Lol! Why do they keep explaining why Kim is in the movie?

  11. Anonymous

    March 31, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    *rolls eyes*

  12. Tomika

    March 31, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Im not a fan of Kim but I think for the part she played she wasn’t bad

  13. leah

    April 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    ugh whatever

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