She began her professional career as a dancer with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in New York City, which Jasmine Guy to a host of theater productions, television, and film, including School Daze and Harlem Nights. Can you tell us about why you feel this film Jasmine Guy important and your role as Rene White?
There are a couple of reasons why I really love this film. A lot of times those characters are devoid of an emotional storyline.
Actor Jasmine Guy on Her Role in ‘Liam White: The Life of Liam White’
The main character Liam needs to resolve certain things before he goes. I was moved Jasmine Guy that. I always have to validate my bullies though, because I seem to play them very well. Usually with mean people, they are not just being mean.
Jasmine Guy: Cosby scandal was ‘heartbreaking’ for the black community
She comes off as very cold and Jasmine Guy unaccepting of her son. Harold is very gifted as a writer, cinematographer, and filmmaker. It reminds me of theater and how we figure things out together. In the film, the main character finds out his illness is terminal.
Jasmine Guy Cam Show
We see Liam doing the opposite. For me, I had to deal with the death of my mom during the pandemic. I want to do the best I can Jasmine Guy what God gave me. I want to be able Jasmine Guy go in peace like that. In the beginning, did you know that the show would be such a cultural phenomenon?
No, I did not have that perspective. When I was hired on the show, they had already started. I was very clear on what my role was. We had a limited contract. I think everybody was just trying to find a voice for it. Having gone to Howard University and knowing how to run a show, it was everything to have her there. What did that experience of Jasmine Guy seasons teach you about yourself as an actor? I was the little kid who could imitate people in my family and put on little shows.
I was either obnoxious or highly-entertaining. I was trained as a dancer.
I had to self-direct. So, I gave myself notes like not being one-dimensional. Kadeem Hardison and I were very close because we had just done School Daze together.
He was like a little brother to me. We had a great relationship like that. We knew we had to make the Whitley-Dwayne bond work.
#WomanOfInterest: Jasmine Guy –
Jasmine Guy do appreciate the openness and honesty we had on the set. We all knew each other; we knew how to relate to each other as actors. We also knew those characters. It was a wonderful experience, as far as the art. I did not know the impact the show would have.
I was just happy that I had a gig and was able to flourish. I was happy to be a part of an ensemble and Jasmine Guy Debbie Allen was there. It would be years later before I realized the impact of A Different World. Now, young people are watching reruns.