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‘A Fall from Grace’ cast dish on the important messages in Tyler Perry’s new Netflix thriller

Courtesy of NetflixTyler Perry’s new Netflix thriller, A Fall From Grace, follows the age old story of what happens to a woman scorned. In the film, Crystal Fox plays Grace, a divorced woman who falls in love with a much younger man, only to be taken …

Courtesy of NetflixTyler Perry's new Netflix thriller, A Fall From Grace, follows the age old story of what happens to a woman scorned. In the film, Crystal Fox plays Grace, a divorced woman who falls in love with a much younger man, only to be taken advantage of by him.

Fox tells ABC Audio that she wasn't concerned about playing the complex character.

"I'm never afraid of something if there's a truth in it," Fox says. "I'm never afraid of that, because for me, one of the reasons I became an actor is to give voice to the voiceless."

The "voiceless" that Fox refers to are the women of a certain age who can become the victims of bad relationships because they desire to be loved.

"As I'm getting older it's also giving visibility to what has become the invisible of us," she continues. "So that part wasn't frightening, which is why it's so interesting the things that did scare me were like the love scenes."

Phylicia Rashad, who plays Grace's best friend Sarah in the film, agrees and adds that Perry offers an important message when he has Grace say in the film, "this is far from over."

"[Perry] is saying something through each character. And far from over is something he is saying directly to people," Rashad says. "Because it's not over. Because it continues... On so many levels with what happens with elderly people."

"When [Grace] says this is far from over, I think she's saying even if there's not a sequel to this, that this kind of thing continues," says Rashad. "Because there are many layers to this film. We're looking at criminal justice. We're looking at failed relationships. We're looking at longing. We're looking at all that."

A Fall From Grace in now available on Netflix.

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Candice Williams

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