Yesterday ‘Cosby Show’ actor Geoffrey Owens appeared on Good Morning America and spoke about what life has been like since photos of him working at a Trader Joe’s surfaced online. He talked about receiving a lot of support from actors and actresses in the business, and his story moved Tyler Perry so much that he offered him a spot on his show “The Haves And Have Nots.”
Geoffrey appeared back on GMA for a follow up interview and said that he didn’t even know that Tyler had offered him a job at first because he’s not on Twitter.
“It’s certainly very generous of him even to kind of put that out there. It’s certainly very encouraging,” he said.
Tyler tweeted, “I have tremendous respect for a man who has no pride about working. He’s going to do what he has to do to support his family,” Perry said. “I know a lot of people … that refuse to go to work when they’re between acting gigs. When I saw that, I was moved by him. That’s the true measure of a man. The true measure of an artist. I have so much respect for him.”
Geoffrey and Tyler have since been in contact and he has agreed to take the role.