Racquel Bailey’s $2,000 billboard to get Tyler Perry’s attention paid off.
Perry stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Tuesday, revealing the actress has landed a role in his upcoming series “Sistas”.
During the summer, Bailey rented a billboard in Atlanta targeting Perry, telling him that she “is your next leading lady.”
Perry, however, wasn’t particularly impressed, sharing a photo of the billboard on Twitter and telling her, “Please DON’T DO THIS, SAVE YOUR MONEY!!”
But that’s now how the story ended. According to the movie mogul, when Bailey auditioned for him, he didn’t put two-and-two together.
“She auditioned. I didn’t even know it was her,” he explained. “I had separated the two in my mind. She got the job and after she gets the job, they tell me, ‘Oh that’s the girl from the billboard!’ I go, ‘What? Why didn’t somebody tell me!?’ It’s good that she’s good because if you put up a billboard and you suck, it’s not going to work.”
But of the billboard stint, Perry said: “That was scary as hell. I was really creeped out about it.”