Geoffrey Owens has accepted Tyler Perry job offer after being shamed for doing a decent job.
In case you missed how the sad drama all started: a woman captured a photo of the 57-year-old actor bagging groceries at a store called Trader Joe’s in New Jersey. The photo quickly stirred mixed reactions from Twitter users, with many shaming the actor for engaging in decent work.
Not long after, he was invited to speak on Good Morning America, an also Hollywood filmmaker Tyler Perry tweeted that he was offering Owens an acting gig on one of his OWN shows.
#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week! Come join us!!! I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs. The measure of a true artist.
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) September 4, 2018
Now, ET is reporting that Owens is considering taking the acting job.
That was kind of cool,” Owens tells ET about the big opportunity. “I mean, that kind of sounded like he was saying, ‘Come work with me.’ I’m so, like, skeptical. Like, really? Are you actually saying come work with me? Because we’ve never worked together before. So, that’s a very, very generous thing for him to say. And we’ll see what happens with that. But, that’s encouraging.”
He continues, “I don’t expect to be offered things. It would be lovely as one of the results of this, some doors open in terms of giving me the opportunity to audition. That, I would appreciate — always, as all actors do. I don’t necessarily feel comfortable being given things as a result of this. I mean, I’m not in a position to turn things down but… I don’t expect that kind of thing. I like the idea of, you know, put me in the room with everyone else and see if I’m the right one for the job.”
We can’t wait to see how this pans out.