Jaleel Urkel White, a ‘Family Matters” Co-Star, Wanted to Physically Fight’ Her

Member of the Family Matters cast has revealed a shocking incident from behind the scenes of the hit ’90s show. JoMarie Payton, who played Harriette Winslow almost for the entire nine-season series, sat down to discuss the shocking incident. Entertainment Tonight She shared a memorable memory from her time on the program.

Jaleel White’s Steve Urkel was the biggest star of Family MattersPayton and, spoke openly about how Payton’s newfound fame might have affected his attitude on the set.”There was one time he actually wanted to physically fight me,”Payton noted the episode, citing it. “Original Gangsta Dawg,”White was Steve’s OGD. “gangster” cousin. “[There was a scene where] I said we can’t do that, standards and practices will not let that pass, it’s not gonna happen. He wanted to do it anyway… He was so mad, he started kicking and screaming and stuff.”

“He said something about, ‘She must want to melee.’ I said, ‘What’s a melee?’ He said, ‘a fight.’ I turned around — if he wanna fight, I would,”She continued. “Darius [McCrary] grabbed me. I was gonna whip his behind.”Payton admits in retrospect that she now understands what White was. “just a kid”He doesn’t think he is worthy “all the credit”For what he did.

“I give some of those adults credit too,”She continued. “Letting him run wild and do whatever he wanted to do, thinking he can say what he wants to say, you know, and hurt people’s feelings and all that.” It wasn’t the only time Payton’s temper flared. Another example of her anger was the sudden firing of Jaimee Foxworth who played Judy, youngest Winslow sibling, during its initial four seasons. “For me, it was a bad decision,”Payton said. “When I asked what happened to her, as she wasn’t at rehearsal, I was told that it didn’t matter. Nobody’s gonna notice.” 

“They took my baby,”She continued. “If they had taken the oldest child the way they did with The Cosby Show and they put her off in another show, you could make excuses that she’s out with her friends. She could reoccur, you could do whatever you want to. But when you take the baby?”

Payton said that she tried her best not to get involved in the bitterness and instead focused on what made the show unique to her. “I did love all of my Family Matters crew,”She noted. “I’ve kept in touch with a lot of them, I see them on other shows… I love them all. We had incredible writers, I love them, and they know who my issue was with. It wasn’t with the entirety of them.”

If there is a Family Matters reboot or reunion, she is willing to reconnect with the cast and crew. “You know what I tell people? I never say never.”She is currently reprising the role as Suga Mama Proud for the Disney+ revival series The Proud Family: Louder, Prouder, which was recently renewed for a second season.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here