Manage episode 241654959 series 94129
In this very inspiring episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am joined by Racquel Bailey, a wife, mother of two and an actress. Since she was a little girl, Racquel knew her calling was to be on the big screen. Having a love for the arts, her mother quickly put her in dance and acting classes so that she could hone in the talents that God had given her.
In 2019, Racquel took the leap of faith with the urgings from her husband and purchased two billboards near Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, with the hopes that the award-winning director would cast her in one of his upcoming TV series…which he DID!
The New Jersey-based actress was inspired by a scene in the 1999 Halle Berry film, “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.” In the movie, a casting director said Dandridge was irrelevant if he didn’t walk outside and see billboards of the actress around town. Later in the movie, he walked outside to see billboards of Dandridge plastered near his home.
This is the second time Racquel purchased billboards to grab Perry’s attention and during the interview, Racquel will share this career altering experience. Racquel will also discuss the importance of family and how their belief and support helped her to take the leap of faith and “bet on herself” to land a role in Tyler Perry’s upcoming TV series, “Sistas”. Racquel is quick to share that although the billboards may have gotten Tyler Perry’s attention, she still had to do the work and audition a few times prior to landing that role. Racquel believes that you should “believe in yourself and in your ability and not second guess it, and whatever wakes you up in the morning, whatever that dream is, you should go for it.”