Jasmine Guy says ‘A Different World’ cast were not treated equally in Hollywood as other hit show cast members.
‘The Cosby Show’ spinoff, ‘A Different World’ had a good run during the late ’80s and early ’90s. But while fans were loving the ethnic comedic series, one of the show’s main characters says the feeling wasn’t mutual behind the scenes.
Jasmine says it was not easy getting their network, NBC, to approve episodes in a recent interview.
“It was always a fight with them. They [NBC] never wanted to do anything deep that we wanted to do,” Guy said.
Jasmine also adds how the cast was constantly reminded of how their show only gets airtime thanks to Bill Cosby.
“We were always told we stayed on the air because Cosby’s on the air. Our power was always diminished in Hollywood, to the networks, to the powers that be. We were not treated as I saw other actors treated on other hit shows,” the actress continued.
‘A Different World’ made its debut in 1987 and followed the lives of college students attending the fictional Hillman College.