Family Matters actress Jo Marie Payton, 71, claims co-star Jaleel White, who played Urquill on the filming: ‘He started kicking and screaming’
family affairs It was a beloved sitcom in the ’90s, but Jo Marie Paytonwho played the Winslow family’s wife, revealed that he wasn’t always so in tune behind the scenes.
The actress, 71, alleges that former co-star Jaleel White, who played Steve Urkel on the sitcom, acted violently on set.
The ImPossible star is blaming the spotlight on the young actor for affecting his standing on the set. Jalil joined the sitcom at the age of 12 as a minor character, but quickly became prominent and the show began to focus more on Urkel than the other cast members.
Behind the scenes: Family Matters was a beloved sitcom in the ’90s, but Jo Marie Payton, who played the head of the Winslow family, revealed that she wasn’t always so consistent behind the scenes.
She claimed that the alleged altercation occurred in 1997 in the ninth season of the original episode Gangsta Dawg, in which Wyatt, now 45, also portrayed Urkel’s cousin, OGD.
“[There was a scene where] I said we can’t do it, standards and practices won’t allow it, and it won’t happen, Payton said.
“He wanted to do it anyway… He was so angry, he started kicking, screaming, etc.”
OGD: Joe Marie Payton, who played the wife of the Winslow family, said Jalil White once threw a tantrum when he wasn’t allowed to film a scene on his way in an episode about Oracle’s cousin Original Gangsta Dogg
Rising star: Payton blames the attention the actor received from being prominent early on on the show and says responsible adults let him “run around and do whatever he wanted”
The Little Mermaid actress revealed that she started leaving the set when she heard Jalil make a comment and asked costar Darius Macri (Eddie Winslow) to tell her what was said.
He said something about, “You must want to engage.” I said, “What is a ruckus?” He said: “Fight.” I turned… If he wanted to fight, I would.
The young actress forbade her from doing so, but added in true mother fashion, “I was going to flog him behind.”
The Proud Family actress said she was ready to take on Jalil, adding in a real mother fashion, “I was going to hit him behind.” Shown here in Florida 2021
The Proud Family actress made it clear at the time this happened, that the Big Big Show star was “just a kid” and doesn’t give him “all credit” for his actions.
Payton said, ‘I give credit to some of these adults, too. Letting him get away and do whatever he wants, thinking he can say whatever he wants to say, you know, hurt people’s feelings and all that.
Jo Marie left the show in 1997, and Family Matters ended in 1998.
Jalil White did not respond to the allegations. He’s recreating his lovable character for a new project, Did You Do It for the Holidays? The Steve Urkel story, which is currently taking place.
Keeping silent: Jalil White, 45, has not responded to allegations about his behind-the-scenes behavior while working for Family Matters.
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