Tyler Perry Wants Geoffrey Owens To Join ‘Have And Have Nots’ Cast

Since former The Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens was job shamed on social media after a picture surfaced of him working at Trader Joe’s, the outpouring of love has meant so much to the actor and his family.

When Tyler Perry learned of the situation, he offered Owens to join the cast of OWN’s hit show The Haves And Have Nots.

“I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs. The measure of a true artist,” Perry went on to say

While honored by the invitation, Owens has a little hesitation.

“I don’t expect to be offered things,” he told ET. “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 mean, I’m not in a position to turn things down but…I don’t expect that kind of thing. 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,” Owens continued.

Former Cosby cast mates, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Keshia Knight Pulliam, publicly sent love and well wishes to Owens and speaking out against those shaming his job.

Owens quit his job at Trader Joe’s as a result of the media attention but has received a number of acting offers.

There is nothing wrong with an honest day’s work. We wish nothing but the best for Owens and his family. I have a feeling we should look out for him in more projects soon.


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