Updated: Nov 1, 2019
On Tuesday, the famed filmmaker was awarded with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Perry has been in the industry making us laugh, cry, and become closer as a families since 1992. His stage plays, films, and tv shows have shown us his range and diversity when it comes to telling a story. Perry beat the odds, going from being homeless to now owning his own studio. His star is very much deserve.
While giving his speech, Perry stated that his star is a symbol of encouragement for those who are facing difficulties as they chase their dreams. His star is more of a reminder for those to keep striving no matter what they are up against.
Perry said, “I want you to walk past this star in particular and know that I’ve been there,” Perry explained. “I’ve been struggling, I’ve been out, broke, homeless. I’ve been through all of those things, but there was a perseverance, a tremendous faith in God, and this hope that allowed me to keep going. I’m sure everybody has a story here who’s been immortalized here, but this one in particular is for the underdogs,” he added. “This one in particular is for the ones who want to do it their way. This one in particular is for those who want to bring as many people through the door with them as they can.”
On hand to witness Perry's ceremony were Idris Elba, who starred in Perry's Daddy's Little Girls, Kerry Washington, who starred in Perry's For Colored Girls, and Crystal Fox, who is a cast member of Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots.
Perry's star has become the 2,675th star on the walk, since it was completed in 1961. This is a great month for Perry, as he opens his new studio in Atlanta on Saturday and has 2 news shows premiering on BET at the end of this month.