Hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your Christmas presents … Antoine Dodson is making his big screen debut in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas.
During a recent interview with the Internet sensation via Skype, Dodson revealed to HipHollywood that he will be starring in the director’s upcoming holiday film. “I did the Madea’s Christmas with Tyler Perry and that’s coming out December 13, so I’ve been working, putting in work,” Dodson said.
“It’s so crazy, he’s serious about his work,” the Internet star said when asked what it was like working with Perry. “I love being around him and the cast. Everybody was so great. They treated me like I’ve been doing this for years,” he shared.
Dodson instantly became a YouTube sensation after he colorfully warned his neighbors back in 2010 to hide their kids and wives from a local rapist.
“I just can not believe all this happened and accumulated off of one interview. It wasn’t even meant to be put on Youtube and stuff like that … People in the community never thought I would be alerting people world wide and everybody else around the world was like ‘yeah, I’m having those problems too.'”
In September, Dodson announced via Twitter that he was expecting a baby with his girlfriend of six months. The 27-year-old was openly gay, but renounced his homosexuality after dedicating himself to the Hebrew Israelite faith. Dodson shared with HipHollywood exclusively that although he’s in a good place spiritually, his lifestyle change brought on major backlash.
“Everybody is turning against me. At first when I was growing up, everybody said ‘you need to read the bible, you need to know that God is against that’. And then when you actually say ‘I’ve changed and I’m on the right path, I’m straight,’ they still have a problem with it,” he shared. “You can’t make people happy, you can’t satisfy everyone. Oh well, people make their comments,” he added.
Be sure to check out Antoine in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas, set to premiere December 13.