Cicely Tyson of 'the Help' Rocks Red Dress & Black Leather Gloves at Grand Opening of Tyler Perry's New Studio
Cicely Tyson was ravishing in red attending the launch of Tyler Perry's $250 million dollar film and television studio. The ageless star who vowed never to retire is a close friend of the mega-producer and the godmother of his 4-year-old son.
She’s 94 years old yet Cicely Tyson continues to slay the red carpet with her stunning presence.
“You can’t just stop, because that will be the end of you"
TIMELESS WITH AN EDGE
Tyson was among the elite stars who attended the opening gala of Tyler Perry’s new studio in Atlanta and what an attendance she made.
Gloriously dressed in red, the iconic star was a standout traversing the equally red carpet which would have drowned her out if not for her timeless sense of style.
Tyson was a sight to behold in her spotted dress with black feathers gracing her shoulders. She wore black leather gloves providing an edgier look to her ensemble and shed off decades from her age styling her short hair with bangs. She completed her look by fashioning dangling earrings that extended past her hair length.
PERRY'S MILESTONE STUDIO
Tyson glammed up for the grand opening of Perry’s new 12-soundstage studio, one of the biggest in the nation. It also marks the first time a Black man owns a studio.
Tyson, who is the godmother of Perry’s four-year-old son, Aman made sure to be there for the occasion since she’s also a very close friend of Perry’s.
The 330-acre property which sits on what used to be Fort McPherson was transformed by Perry into a $250 million major television and film studio since he first purchased it in 2015.
Of the enterprise, he told the Associated Press that it was “pivotal” in his efforts to motivate and inspire people.
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Who is excited for the highlights from the 2019 Grand Opening of Tyler Perry Studios in the heart of Atlanta, GA? 🙋♀️🙋♂️🙋♀️🙋♂️ Hey, we are too! The TPS campus is busting at the seams with excitement! We can not wait for you to #ImagineThis! . Stay tuned in for Tyler Perry Studios Grand Opening highlights!
TIL DEATH DO THEM PART
Tyson, who is the godmother of Perry’s four-year-old son, Aman made sure to be there for the occasion since she’s also a very close friend of Perry’s. In fact, he admitted to Page Six earlier this year that the ageless star was his first pick to give his eulogy. His reason, “because that would be a long time away.”
Though in her nineties, Tyson does not intend to retire anytime soon. She told Time Magazine when she graced its special issue, “The Art of Optimism” that the word “retire” does not exist in her vocabulary.
“You can’t just stop, because that will be the end of you,” she advised.
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How does an #artist keep her creative vision alive? It’s a concern not just for painters and poets who have been at work for decades; an artist’s vision can be tested at any point in life. For the nine people photographed in the Artists at Every Age portfolio—from 18-year-old poet @kinsalehues to 94-year-old actor #CicelyTyson—what keeps them at work is the possibility of connecting with others. Photographer Djeneba Aduayom wanted to capture the essence of each artist and their relationship to art. “It was about looking through the lens and seeing who they were,” Aduayom tells TIME. Cicely Tyson, the celebrated actor who appears on one of two covers for this week's Optimists issue, speaks to TIME about her storied career, optimism and how her #art has affected others. Read more at the link in bio. Photograph by @djenebaaduayom for TIME
We certainly look forward to seeing more of this legendary woman who not only makes a mark through her talent and her sense of style, but through her positivity and powerful presence.