Thursday, September 06, 2018

Geoffrey Owens Politely Turns Down Tyler Perry


This week movie mogul Tyler Perry Tweeted a job offer to Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens after Geoffrey was job shamed when pictures of him working at Trader Joe's between acting gigs went viral [click here if you missed that].

Geoffrey politely declines the offer...

Geoffrey, who is not on Twitter and had to be told about the offer, tells ET,
“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 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.”

20 comments:

Yes, I'm That Leah said...

He's a terrific guy.

The King Of The Real said...

TP gotta stop cooning. If he just went to dude Im sure he would of been like. Lets work, but nooo He had to stunt like the queen he is

Anonymous said...

He handled that gracefully. I admire a person with character.

Lala Jaymes said...

Doesn't look like he declined...it looks like he wants to audition to see if it's a good fit...rather than have something handed to him...great optics...great guy!

Anonymous said...

class act!

Anonymous said...

You mean to tell me he didn't want to audition for Boo! A Madea Halloween 2?

STALP!!!

Anonymous said...

@1:46 Pause (Boondocks reference), LOL

I'm liking this guy right now. One common reason why some black actors call it a wrap is a lack of quality roles. Like how Tyler Perry put a Kardashian in a movie because she was the flavor of the month or that year. Anyone could've played that role but the hype focused more on her two lines instead of what was a decent storyline. So his declining may just be a polite way of saying he wants no part of madea shenanigans.

Unknown said...

Let's be real here, Cosby was a class act. Perry is coon city. Why would someone of his distinction, Google Major Owens, be down for the chitlin circuit? Tyler Perry may employ Black folks, and no one can take that from him, but at what price? Wearing black face is work, right?

Anonymous said...

@Prissa Cosign
I got that subtle takeaway too
He said not today Satan! Get behind me! Remember Maia Campbell turned down "help" from LL Cool J and everybody wondered how come

Anonymous said...

Need More Like HIM. GO Parents Did An Awesome Job .

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

Class act all the way. Brother is not here for shenanigans.

L. Eller said...

^^at 3:09 but Maia was strung out on drugs and shaking her dusty ass at a gas station in Atlanta.

Anonymous said...

3:59 PM Duly noted, both Maia Campbell's name should not be used in the same sentence, paragraph, page, or book for that matter.

But I understood what you were referring to, it's not always worth it to sell your soul for the last piece of cornbread.

Anonymous said...

* and Geoffrey Owens name.

Anon said...

Geoffrey said he wasn't about to let Tyler Fairy go down his Hersey Highway for a role.

Terry Crews might tho.

Anonymous said...

Geoffrey O, please take the bucket of chicken and run!

Anonymous said...

Why was the media showing Tyler Fairy's ass at Aretha Franklin's funeral over and over again? Tyler was not her family or peer. Tyler is sure enough a media whore.

Anonymous said...

1:22AM Because (white) media probably see's Aretha Franklin as the inspiration for Madea.

Anonymous said...

Snitch, you might want to update this post, TMZ is reporting that he will appear on 10 episodes of Have's and Have Nots.

Vernell Little said...

He probably saw that episode of the, "Boondocks" with
Winston Jerome aka Tyler Perry...Lol ha, ha...The booty hole you save, may be your own...Lol

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