Attention has been made for Racquel Bailey, a woman paid $2,000 to put up a billboard in Atlanta, asking Tyler Perry for an opportunity to act in his movie. The movie producer stood his ground and sent a reply to her bold move via Instagram.
“Attention Mr. Perry, Racquel Bailey is your next leading lady,” the billboard reads with the actress’s social media handles.
Tyler Perry shared a photo of the billboard to Instagram and wrote a reply to the lady.
His reply reads:
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!!