How apropos: Keisha Knight Pulliam plays "Candy," a heroin-addicted prostitute in Madea Goes To Jail, and on The View this morning, she explained how she made Tyler Perry give her the role.

Perry offered Pulliam the role of Linda, a young D.A., but she just wasn't interested. "When he told me about Candy, I said, I have to play Candy," Pulliam says. "It was a challenge I wanted and fought for." It's not just about Oscar nominations: What makes a woman turn down the role of a lawyer and beg for the part of a sex worker? Clip at left.


Earlier: Want An Oscar Nomination? Play A Stripper Or A Prostitute