The Actress Who Asked Tyler Perry For A Part In A Billboard Landed An Audition With Him
Tyler Perry wasn’t impressed with actress Racquel Bailey’s attempt to get his attention by asking him for a part in a film by putting up billboard in Atlanta. However, Bailey said her attempt was successful. The upcoming actress revealed that the billboard led to her landing an audition with Perry’s studio this week.
“This was my leap of faith,” she on TMZ Live. “This was my choice. This was something I felt I needed to do to stand out. I have auditioned for him and I hadn’t before.”
Bailey said she submitted her self-take this week.
She said when the billboard went up, she didn’t know what to expect. When Perry went on Instagram and said that wasn’t the best way to get his attention and said her actions made him “look at her sideways,” Bailey said she wasn’t fazed by it at all.
“One thing you have to have being in this industry is thick skin and so, he didn’t crush anything in me,” she said about Perry’s response. “In fact, he put some fire up underneath me so when I gave him that tape I gave him my best and a little bit more.”
Perry was actually familiar with Bailey’s work and has reportedly seen her on HBO’s The Night Of and liked her work. So it wasn’t the billboard that got his attention because Bailey unknowingly already had it.
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Auhhh…. soooooo…… here’s the deal. This is not the way to get my attention if you’re looking for a role in one of my shows. Please DON’T DO THIS, SAVE YOUR MONEY!! This is the third time that someone has done this. PLEASE STOP! To audition is FREE!! I’m sure you can use that money for a better purpose. I love that you want to work with me, and I love that you invest in yourself. But when you do things like this it puts my team on high alert and makes me look at you sideways. I know the message that you want to send is a positive one, but this comes across as the opposite. Again, the best way to work for me is to AUDITION and it’s FREE! We post breakdowns all the time for actors. JUST COME AND AUDITION. And by the way, you were great in THE NIGHT OF! It was my favorite show a couple years ago. I ALREADY SAW YOU!! So just audition and keep your money!! Again, I appreciate your effort, but that’s not the way to work for me. God bless you dreamer. I have no doubt you will make it one day!!