Tyler Perry is that rare breed of filmmaker who answers to no one. He writes, produces, and directs at his new studio in Atlanta, Georgia. Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself is a loose adaptation of an early Perry play. Taraji Henson stars as April, a boozy lounge singer who's forced to take in her sister's children. The film is also a musical, loaded with fantastic performances by co-stars Mary J. Blige and Gladys Knight. Perry returns as Madea and her brother Joe. Adam Rodriguez of "CSI: Miami" fame rounds out the cast as Sandino, the handyman who helps April face her problems.

First off, let me state unequivocally that I am a HUGE Mary J. Blige fan. Interviews have become old hat over the years, but every once in a while you meet someone that gets you pumped. Mary was great, really nervous for her first film junket. She had a happy reunion with Taraji Henson that brought both actresses to tears. Her acting role is limited in the film, but she does sing a few new songs - which are pretty damned good. Check out our cast interviews below.

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself hit theaters everywhere September 11th.