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Bloop! Billboard Actress Scores Tyler Perry Gig … Even After He Scolded Her!

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Y’all remember Racquel Bailey, right? If not, here’s a refresher…

Yes, she’s the woman who bought a billboard to get Tyler Perry’s attention. Well, actually two billboards.

Do you remember what happened after that? No?! Tyler Perry publicly scolded her — here’s another refresher…

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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!!

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And as embarrassing as that may have been, it was all worth it in the end. Bailey ended up auditioning for a TP production, booked it, and may have more roles in the future. Look at God! According to sources, Racquel will have a role in the finale of Perry’s new BET drama “Sistas” and may also be back for Season 2.
As for the role, TMZ reports:

“… Bailey plays a police officer who had a past relationship with one of the lead characters. Perry was on set directing the episode in which Bailey will appear … a dream come true for her.”

Proof positive that you should never give up on your dreams!

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