Robbie Jones Explains Why ‘Temptation’ Is Tyler Perry’s Most Powerful Film + The Worst Advice He’s Ever Received


Over the weekend, Tyler Perry’s latest movie, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, hit the big screen. And while the jury is still out on the box office numbers, we must admit, we’re a bit intrigued by the storyline and a few new, handsome faces, one of them being actor Robbie Jones. In a recent interview with Vibe Vixen the 35-year-old Cali native, chatted about why he believes this is Tyler Perry’s most powerful movie yet, why he doesn’t believe in tricked-out cars, while dishing a bit of relationship advice. Peep a few excerpts below.

VIBE Vixen: How does this movie compare to any previous Tyler perry movies?

It’s his most powerful movie to date, and judging from the peoples’ response at the premiere, it is going to be that. It’s just very distinct in the fact that it has a much younger cast than he’s ever had before and such a really strong message to young people throughout the film. Hopefully that will distinguish it from his other films.

What do you think encourages temptation in a relationship?

Lack communication is huge. When people aren’t talking and aren’t communicating their wants and desires to their partner, it just leaves a lot of room for bottled up feelings and emotions. They have ways of coming out in the most inopportune moments. People express their unhappiness and dissatisfaction in ways they might not have even known was possible. If I’m in a relationship, we’re not going to sleep upset at each other. I don’t need to be upset, and I don’t need you to be upset. We’re better than that. I like to communicate it and talk it out, whether it’s a 15-minute conversation or three-hour conversation. We might agree to disagree, but we’re going to communicate until we’re blue in the face.

What’s the worst advice someone ever gave you?

The worst advice someone ever gave me was to go get you a Bentley. Just because I can afford a Bentley doesn’t mean I want one. The thing about me is I’m very simple. I have my Prius, and it’s awesome.

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