Will Smith and Carlton Banks also appeared on the sitcom of the ’90s. The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirHilary Banks was an outstanding character. Hilary, played in the film by Karyn Parsons was Banks’ eldest child. She is known for her love for fashion, money and all things wonderful. Unfortunately, her beauty was not supported by her brains, making her even more adorable.
Other than a part in the comedy film Major PayneAlong with Damon Wayans Parsons seemed to fade into obscurity following the success of Fresh Prince. She said in a 2019 interview that she didn’t choose it. She says that it was hard to find work.
“Not that I expected people to know who I was, but even when I’d try to tell casting directors what I’d done before, they would have no idea,” She spoke. “I started feeling really stupid trying to get them to know what Fresh Prince was and who I was on it. It was embarrassing. I’d feel like a moron, like, ‘Oh, it was this show in the 90s.'”
Parsons claimed that it was because there weren’t enough quality roles available to women of colour at the time. Parsons jokes that all the roles were being filled by future Oscar-winning actresses. “There were a handful of actresses that were doing the work, and most of their names were Halle Berry, “She spoke. “I was always like, ‘Halle got it again!’ It seemed like there were so few roles and Halle was working like crazy, deservedly so.”
Her own opportunity was created when she co-created a feminist sitcom, called Lush Life. After only four episodes, critics were not impressed with the show. FOX pulled the show from the air. Although she continued acting, her interests changed as she got older, especially when she got married and began a family.
In 2005, she turned her attention towards writing and created Sweet Blackberry, a non-profit organization. It educates children about obscure aspects of Black history. Recently, she participated in Fresh PrinceHBO Max aired the long-awaited reunion special in celebration of its 30th Anniversary.