But the actress previously revealed that while she is very grateful for having had the opportunity to star on the series from 1987 – 1993, she began to despise this one thing about her character.
Via People Magazine: “I would never talk the way Whitley talks,” says [Jasmine]Guy. “In fact I don’t know why she hasn’t gotten slapped a few times. Believe me, if I knew someone like Whitley, we wouldn’t be going to the movies together.”
According to iloveoldschoolmusic.com, Jasmine also explained to People how being biracial brought a lot of pain as a child and also affected her during the filming of “School Daze.”
“I remember getting into several fights in grade school because black kids would think I thought I was pretty because I had light skin and long hair,” she says. “They said I always tried to talk properly. But I wasn’t trying to seem better. I just wanted to be me.”
“The [School Daze] role was difficult for me because it brought back ugly memories,” says Guy. “Again I had to face the reality of how the world sometimes views people only on outward appearances. I don’t like being prejudged.”
Guy previously spoke with Essence about the chemistry between Whitley Gilbert and Dwayne Wayne (Kadeem Hardison) on A Different World, who eventually became her on-screen husband.
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