Kim Kardashian: Actress. How does that sound? How does that feel coming out of your mouth? It feels like vom, right? Well, Kim Kardashian is not content to simply have acting credits that include “Ray J’s on-screen sex partner” and “Dancing With the Stars failure”. Kim Kardashian is now accepted as an ACTRESS. Tyler Perry just hired her for a supporting role in his new movie! Oh, Tyler. Girl, we need to talk.
In what amounts to her most substantial acting role so far, Kim Kardashian has signed on to costar in The Marriage Counselor, the Lionsgate film Tyler Perry will next direct, based on his stage play. Shooting begins October 26 in Atlanta. The film tells the story of Judith, an Ivy League-educated relationship expert who makes her living dispensing marital advice, but is so bored with her own marriage that she breaks her professional code and cheats with a smooth talking client only to realize she has made a huge mistake. Jurnee Smollett plays the marriage counselor and Kardashian will play Ava, a co-worker who gives Judith a big city makeover and new confidence as she struggles with her personal issues. Kardashian previously played roles in the films Deep in the Valley and Disaster Movie.
Now, I’ve long defended Tyler Perry. One of the best things about Perry is that he consistently writes challenging characters for women of color, and he’s committed to hiring actresses that Hollywood has often ignored. But seriously – Kim Kardashian? WTF? Was he just *that* blown away by her greasy performance in “Jam (Turn It Up)”?
By the way, Kim was still in NYC, as was Kris Humphries, even after he was seen “moving out” on Thursday. They celebrated her 31st birthday at The Darby on Friday in NYC, and then last night they were in Las Vegas together. You can read more about that BS here.
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