Wow, Jasmine Guy Reveals What She HATED About Playing “Whitley” Character
We’ll always love us some Jasmine Guy for for crackin’ us up back in the day with her stuck up “Different World” character, “Whitley.” But let Jasmine tell it- for her, everything wasn’t always so peachy when it came to “Whitley.” See why…
WHY SHE DISLIKED HER "WHITLEY" CHARACTER AFTER A WHILE
Jasmine Guy absolutely hated that people thought she was like "Whitley" in real life. For those who don't know, Jasmine Guy is the FARTHEST thing from "Whitley" that a person could possibly be. In real life, there's nothing pampered, nor prissy about her. Truth be told, Jasmine is classy, but she's got some hood in her, LOL. Her real personality is more of a stern, but friendly woman who does not take any mess from anybody. Jasmine was raised in a Black Atlanta neighborhood to a Black preacher Dad and a White teacher Mother. But because she played the "Whitley" character so well, she says that she began to resent her "Whitley" character because the public actually started to believe she was like "Whitley." And she couldn't stand people like "Whitley":
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.”Jasmine then began to take on work that was in direct contrast to her "Whitley" character. So when she landed the role of Dominique Larue- the seductive girlfriend of a gangster in "Harlem Nights"- she was ecstatic. She also released an R&B album in 1990. But still, even after "Different World" was over in 1993, despised that most people still approached her assuming that she was still much like "Whitley." After a while, she just learned to live with it and embrace the reality. JASMINE ALSO DISCUSSED THE HORRORS SHE FACED BECAUSE OF HER SKIN COMPLEXION, SEE WHAT SHE REVEALED>>>
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