‘A Different World’ cast reunites for 35th anniversary, Dawnn Lewis steals the show

The cast of ‘A Different World’ caused a furore on social media after reuniting for the show’s 35th anniversary.

A Different World starred Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Cree Summer, Charnele Brown and Darryl M. Bell. The sitcom, which aired for six seasons, debuted on television on September 24, 1987 and was created by Bill Cosby as a spin-off of The Cosby Show.

The cast of A Different World reunited to celebrate the series’ 35th anniversary. @iamcreesummer/Instagram

“A Different World” followed the lives of a group of students attending a historically black college.

On September 29, the cast came together in Wilmington, Delaware to celebrate the show’s anniversary and spoke about its impact on the black community during a discussion forum at the Wilmington Public Library. This panel was part of the library’s ‘Chopping it Up’ series.

Days after the event, actress Cree Summer used her official Instagram account to give fans a preview of what happened during the reunion.

Along with behind-the-scenes clips of the cast, Summer shared a video of the group singing the iconic theme song “A Different World,” originally sung by Phoebe Snow, Aretha Franklin, and Boyz II Men, respectively.

In addition to the footage, Summer also uploaded several photos of the cast. One appeared to have grabbed at the event while another was performing at a restaurant.

In the post, which Summer shared on her Instagram page, she captioned it: “The band got back together @kadeemhardison @iamjasmineguy @[email protected]_lewis @bcharnele @wilmingtonlibraryde#godblessthefreaks #adifferentworld (camera emoji) by @elakephotos 35 years and still going strong.”

As Summer’s photos went viral, many expressed how youthful 61-year-old Dawnn Lewis, who portrayed the role of Jaleesa Vinson-Taylor, looked in the pictures.

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(Clockwise from top left) Cree Summer, Charnele Brown, Darryl M. Bell, Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Dawnn Lewis. (Photo: @iamcreesummer/Instagram)

“Jaleesa looks the youngest and she may be the oldest.”

“Um, Jaleesa looks the same! I love that!!! The Crew!!”

“Jaleesa hasn’t aged at all.”

“Jaleesa hasn’t aged a day!”

“Not Jaleesa looks 35.”

Among the previous replies, others mentioned how much they loved the show. One wrote: “35 years!! You all look good! What does Jalisa look like at 35? Man I love this show.”

Another said: “One of the greatest shows ever!” A third person said: “The nostalgia that came out of it is incredible. One of the best shows ever.”

https://atlantablackstar.com/2022/10/03/jaleesa-aint-aged-one-day-a-different-world-cast-reunites-for-35th-anniversary-dawnn-lewis-steals-the-show/ ‘A Different World’ cast reunites for 35th anniversary, Dawnn Lewis steals the show

James Brien

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