Tyler Perry casts woman who spent $2,000 on a billboard to get his attention

Posted at 2:15 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 17:15:56-04

After paying roughly $2,000 for two billboards near Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, the woman behind the attention-getting signage can officially say her hard work has paid off.

Racquel Bailey has landed a recurring role in Perry's upcoming BET series "Sistas," a source confirmed to "Good Morning America."

ADVERTISEMENTTMZ first broke the news.

"This was my leap of faith," Bailey told TMZ. "When I put up the billboard, I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know what was going to happen!"

Perry's new series follows a diverse set of black woman who bond over the fact they're all single. According to reports, the women will bond over "their complicated love lives, careers and friendships" while dealing with the world of "social media and unrealistic relationship goals."

Although Bailey's role has yet to be disclosed, KJ Smith, Ebony Obsidian, Mignon Von and Novi Brown have all been cast in the hour-long series that is currently in production in Atlanta.

As previously reported, after Bailey's billboard's went viral, Perry responded to the actress in an Instagram post saying she didn't need to put herself on a billboard to get his attention.

(MORE: Tyler Perry asks actresses to stop buying billboards asking him to cast them)"This is not the way to get my attention if you're looking for a role in one of my shows," Perry wrote. "Please DON'T DO THIS, SAVE YOUR MONEY!! This is the third time that someone has done this. PLEASE STOP! To audition is FREE!!"

"Sistas" is slated to premiere sometime in the fall on BET.