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She Got The Job After All! Tyler Perry Casts Rising Actress Racquel Bailey After Condemning Her For Billboard

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Won't he do it! Aspiring actress Racquel Bailey put up billboards all over Atlanta to grab the attention of filmmaker/series creator Tyler Perry. And it worked! More inside...

Closed mouths don't get fed and sometimes you have to level all the way up to get where you want to go.

Actress/mother-of-two Racquel Bailey paid to put up a few billboards around Atlanta that look like this:

 

The billboard reads: "Attention Mr. Perry. Racquel Bailey is your next leading lady," along with her headshot, her website, Instagram and Twitter handle.

In the caption, she opened up about stepping out on faith to nab her dream job.

"My #LeapOfFaith. I'm just a mother wanting to show my children that I went for it all, that I chased my dreams," she captioned. "So one day, they'll be able to do the same. #BillBoard #Atlanta #FaithJumper #WomanOnAMission #Wendy10"

 

 

 

In fact, this wasn't the first time she did it. She put up similar bilboards in 2012. 

Years later, the New Jersey actress still hadn't heard from Tyler. However, she did end up appearing in three episodes of the HBO miniseries "The Night Of."

This time, the billboards worked - but not how she expected. Tyler caught wind of her personal ads, but he kind of condemned her for it.

 
 
 
 
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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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"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," he wrote in a caption of an Instagram post of her billboard.

"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!!"

The Madea creator must have had a change of heart because - according to TMZ - he has cast the mom-of-two for his new new BET series titled, "Sistas."  He had her do a real audition, and we guess he was impressed. She will reportedly appear in the finale episode of Season 1 and possibly in Season 2.

 

 

The site reports:

Our sources say 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.

The success of the billboard doesn't stop there either. We're told after it went viral, Racquel was contacted by several casting directors and got about 20 auditions ... which led to booking 2 roles even before the "Sistas" gig.

She has more major auditions coming up with some big-time directors and we're told she's incredibly grateful to Perry for giving her a boost.

SWEET! Congrats, Racquel. We'll be looking for you.

Photo: Racquel's IG

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