Looks like Owens might have a new job already.
Geoffrey Owens has been all over headlines across publications due to his working a regular job. The "Cosby Show" actor was getting dragged online after being spotted working at Trader Joe's. This public shaming comes to a silver lining now that Owens has received an invitation to a television set for a drama series.
Tyler Perry came to Twitter to publicly invite Owens to join his team while they film his upcoming project. The timing is serendipitous as the filming starts as soon as next week.
#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."
The invitation doesn't outline what this invitation entails, but it's definitely a positive start. Perry's latest films include Night School starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish.
Owens had previously expressed his being devastated at the types of responses his employment status received. While many were hateful, other parts of social media came to his defense.
The words of support and encouragement multiplied over time, but even the kind words were criticized by some social media users. They claimed that this type of rallying wouldn't actually change the entertainer's situation. An industry figure finally jumped into the mix with some actual help.