‘I Didn’t Have Any Position to Ask for Nothing’: Jasmine Guy Says She Made $6,000 a Week Shooting ‘A Different World’


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Actress Jasmine Guy won viewers’ hearts thanks to her portrayal as Whitley Gilbert, the spoiled Southern belle of Gilbert Hall at fictional HBCU Hillman College in the ’90s classic spinoff series “A Different World.” During a recent appearance on the “Uncensored” podcast with Ryan Cameron, Guy reflected on her tenure on the hit show. She revealed that she still gets paid from the show, but it’s not much.& When asked why, the veteran Hollywood star said not having an ownership stake in the show affects her share of the program’s residuals.& & Studio portrait of actress Jasmine Guy and actor Kadeem Hardison, co-stars of A Different World television show. Aired: 1987-1993. (Photo by Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images) “We didn’t own it, you know,” she explained before adding, “I didn’t have any position to ask for nothing. I was like, ‘I’m making $6,000. I’d never seen that.”& Cameron was stunned and asked the actress to elaborate.& She continued, “When I first got to ‘A Different World,’ I had a contract, and I got $6,000 a week, and I had a limited contract for seven episodes, me and Kadeem [Hardison]. So when we came on to the show, by episode 6,...