*Tyler Perry is a filmmaking machine, popping out movie after movie; year after year.

Forbes named him one of entertainment’s highest paid men, grossing more than $130 million.

His success, however, isn’t without its shortfalls, haters, and criticisms.

In the November issue of Essence, the Atlanta based Madea creator explained his Kim Kardashian casting choice for “The Marriage Counselor.”

“My hand to God, I didn’t know who she was,” he said.

Hard to believe it, but what can you say.

Anyway, Kardashian was recommended by his producer because her because of her huge following.

Regardless of the negativity, Kim did an exceptional job in the movie, Tyler says. Besides, the gig was a positive point for her image.

Tyler’s message will always remain the same, despite who is cast for the part. His goal is to tell uplifting stories for audiences across age and color lines.

In case you’re wondering what it’s about, “The Marriage Counselor,” which hits theaters next March, tells the story of a counselor who falls in love with one of her clients.

Other stars in the film include Vanessa Williams, Brandy Norwood, Lance Gross and Jurnee Smollett.