Tyler Perry is featured in the new issue of Men’s Health Magazine where he shows off his 30 lb weight loss on the cover. Inside, he dishes on his new movie role as well as why it was so important for him to invest in his own career versus working for someone else. He also revealed that he is now more confident at standing at 6’5 than he was in the past.

Check out excerpts below:

On the result of shedding 30 pounds for his new movie ‘Alex Cross’

I walk into a room with a lot more confidence. All my life I’ve tried to hide my height. I was taller than everybody else and stood out, so I would slouch and try to hide it. But with what I’ve been able to do with my body, I’m owning it. I’m standing up when I walk into a room. Now, I feel like it’s okay to be thought of as sexy.”

On his journey to success

I’ve worked my entire life to get to this place. The first 28 years of my life, it was hell and misery. Now I can do whatever I want. I don’t want any drama; I don’t want to argue; I don’t want to answer to anybody. I’ve worked too hard to get here, and I’m loving this freedom.

On owning his own things and investing in his career.

The thing about using other people’s money is they’re going to set the rules. So at the beginning I used my money, kept reinvesting in myself. Now I own all my content, as opposed to having someone else own it and me being ‘work for hire.’ That’s the difference between doing well and having generations of wealth to pass on to your children.”

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