Former 'Cosby' actor Geoffrey Owens made headlines last week as people were shocked the actor now was working at Trader Joe's Grocery Store. Immediately social media called out news outlets for job shaming a man attempting to provide for his family. He had been working there for the last 15 months. Furthermore, even as he worked at Trader Joe's Owens was still acting and performing on Broadway occasionally. Owens admits he had not received a lot of acting jobs over the last few years.
Now, Owens is speaking up to tell his side of the story explaining why he worked at Trader Joe's, how it felt to be job shamed, and where he is with his acting career now.
Since this new found publicity, Tyler Perry caught wind of the story on 'Good Morning America' and decided to ask Owens to join him on set possibly offering Owens a job!
#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.— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) September 4, 2018
Owens already stated he doesn't want a sympathy acting gig. Yet Owens may actually be perfect for a tole on one of OWN's hit TV-series!