If you want Tyler Perry’s attention, you have a better chance of just showing up to an audition.
Trust it…he’ll see you. You don’t have to go renting expensive billboards to paste your face on– like one girl mistakingly did. Perry says that if you want a real shot, all you have to do is show off your acting chops the old fashioned way.
Tyler Perry Billboard
He says all of this after Racquel Bailey, an aspiring actress, tried to get his attention through a creative marketing strategy. Rather than audition like a normal person, Bailey tried to take a short cut. The actress paid a ton of money for a billboard, which called attention to Perry. She basically told him she was getting a job, whether he knew it or not.
But Perry wasn’t amused…not at all. He was quick to humble Bailey, while also managing to give her some useful advice.
On Instagram, he called the actress out on her mistake.
“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.”
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