Owens, who hasn't publicly responded to Perry's shoutout, was written into 11 episodes of the drama's seventh season. Perry told "Good Morning America" during a 2018 interview he'd write Owens in as a senator. Owens' character's name is Conley and he's appeared in two episodes so far.
“It’s incredible to be written for ... I’m really proud and excited to be part of his world,” Owens told GMA at the time. “He’s so inspiring.”
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The actor, whom many remembered as Sondra Huxtable’s boyfriend-turned-husband, Dr. Elvin Tibideaux, went viral in 2018 when a photo surfaced of him bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s.
The incident led the actor to face a flurry of critical remarks, but he was soon uplifted by tons of support. That included Perry, who has faced his share of financial hardship before making a a multi-million dollar fortune.
“Sometimes things just don't work out. And that's okay. You do what you have to do in between to get to the point until it gets there,” Perry told “GMA.”
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“The Haves and the Have Nots” is not the only thing Owens has appeared in over the last year. He’s had spots on “Billions” and “Power” to name a few.