Former Cosby Present actor Geoffrey Owens’ title started trending this weekend following the publication of a Every day Mail article shaming the actor for working at a Trader Joe’s grocery retailer in New Jersey. Fox Information later picked up the story, additional disparaging the actor seemingly for having an alternate supply of revenue.
Celebrities from Terry Crews to Blair Underwood defended their fellow thespian, many utilizing the hashtag #ActorsWithDayJobs. A lot of the general public got here to his protection as effectively, which didn’t go unnoticed by the actor who has just lately appeared in Showtime’s The Affair, HBO’s Divorce and CBS’ Elementary, in accordance with E!
“It’s actually overwhelming—in a great way. However I type of really feel like that character in that Woody Allen film who wakes up one morning and he’s a celeb rapidly, who has no thought the place it got here from. It got here out of nowhere,” Owens advised Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. “I actually wish to thank everyone on the market—household buddies, Hollywood group and most of the people—for the unimaginable assist, for the wonderful assist and positivity they’ve proven for me. It’s actually astounding. It’s fairly encouraging.”
Owens admitted to being “devasted” on the unique report, however was quickly comforted by the overwhelming encouragement he obtained.
“The interval of devastation was so brief, as a result of so shortly after that, my spouse and I began to learn these responses from actually everywhere in the world of assist. So, happily, the disgrace half didn’t final very lengthy.”
The 57-year-old labored for the well being meals chain for 15 months earlier than going viral. He just lately give up attributable to undesirable consideration. He started working there to make ends meet.
“I’ve been educating appearing directing for 30+ years, nevertheless it bought to some extent the place it simply didn’t add up sufficient. You gotta do what you gotta do.”
Owens additionally shared his perception that no job is really higher than one other.
“There is no such thing as a job that’s higher than one other job. It’d pay higher. It may need higher advantages. It’d look higher on a résumé and a paper. However really, it’s not higher. Each job is worth it and beneficial. If we have now a rethinking about that due to what’s occurred to me, that might be nice. However nobody ought to be sorry for me, both from a constructive or destructive perspective. I’ve had an important life. I’ve had an important profession. I’ve had a profession that the majority actors would die for. So, nobody has to really feel sorry for me. I’m doing wonderful.”
Take a look at the interview under.