Clever Actress Put Up Billboards To Get Tyler Perry’s Attention And Now Has A Role
As one actress based in Atlanta recently proved, a big gesture can go a long way.
The aspiring actress, Racquel Bailey, paid for her own billboard to get the attention of director Tyler Perry last year. She strategically placed the billboard outside of Tyler Perry’s studio in Atlanta. This year, it’s really paying off. Bailey recently revealed that her leap of faith has scored her a role on Perry’s TV show “Sistas.”
“I wasn’t looked at as the billboard girl — I was looked at as an actress,” Bailey explained in an interview with CNN about her audition for the role.
“Sistas,” a new dramatic comedy on BET that follows a group of single black females on the hunt for their Mr. Right.
Bailey landed the role of Officer Rayah, who has an interaction with one of the characters, Zac. In the upcoming preview for the show, Bailey is seen about to arrest him.”Put your hands up against the car,” she is heard saying.
Last year in August, Deadline described the series as “written, directed and executive produced by Perry, Sistas follows a group of single black women from different walks of life who bond over their one common thread: Why am I single? In this bold new series, viewers watch these women navigate their “complicated love life” status, careers and friendship through the ups-and-downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. The hourlong drama takes viewers on a roller-coaster ride of emotions and hilarious moments that are the epitome of #squadgoals.”
Thanks to her billboard sting, Bailey says that she’s gotten more roles from other networks.
Speaking to CNN about her role, Bailey said that she couldn’t give too much away but fans can expect her character to give the character Zac some stuff to ponder. .”She gives him a run for his money and she doesn’t play at all,” Bailey said. “I’m glad that I did it. I wouldn’t take it back for anything.”
Bailey’s episode is set to air this Wednesday on BET at 9 p.m. ET.