It might just need to stay that gem,” Ali, 38, exclusively told Us Weekly on the red carpet.
“Honestly, knowing him, I think he might want to keep it as this just kind of precious moment. ” Ali played Ashley Banks on the comedy, which ran from 1990 to 1996.
Instead of being picked up for a full first season, which is customary, we were picked up in spurts — 3 more episodes, then another 5 episodes, then another 7.
Brandon Tartikoff, one of the kindest men in entertainment I’ve ever met — and the president of NBC at the time — kept us alive.
I can still see us all sitting in the Banks living room, Joseph Marcel and Daphne Maxwell Reid. We wrote letters for months before we decided to Skype. We’re best friends.” “Planning our wedding has been so exciting, but when we found out we were expecting, our perspective shifted completely,” Tatyana added.Not in the mood for the Carlton Dance after this news.I learned the meaning of artistic integrity at his feet.Our representation of black family life never took a back seat to laughs on the page. " It seems normal now, but it certainly wasn't normal then.I was so drenched with sweat that the costumers could literally wring the water out of my shoulder-pad-clad Limited Too shirt and stirruped pants.I also recall, regrettably, wearing cowboy boots with that outfit.“In West Philadelphia, born and raised, on a playground is where I spent…” If I had a penny for every time someone stops me to sing that theme song, I could give my residuals away to charity.And it's always with a special sparkle in the eye — like it’s the cleverest way to say "hi" to me. We went all out for the audience, so it’s kind of cool that people feel comfortable enough to go all out for us — even if it’s at the gas station. If someone’s singing me the theme song, they probably grew up on it too.That’s right, , knowing that millions more would see it in a few weeks and God knows how many since.Karyn Parsons [who played Hillary Banks] peaked behind one camera, while Will and Alfonso peaked behind another.