Jackée Harry Reveals She Almost Passed Up Iconic ‘Sister, Sister’ Role

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Jackée Harry, the actress best known for her role as Lisa Landry on the iconic sitcom, “Sister, Sister,” has shared that she almost passed up on the role… because she did not want to play a mother.

“I had to test for it. I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t wanna be a mom. I didn’t,” she admitted. “I said, ‘That’s the end of my career,’ because in those days .. it was like, your career is over, which is true back in the day. But I never thought people would like it and the difference being, of course, they were adopted and we were new parents and all that,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

She says that as time went on, she began to appreciate her role as Lisa.

“Then as we started doing it, I got very comfortable with it, and now I can be a grandmother, whatever, you have to transition,” Harry said. “You can’t just say, ‘I’ll do it because I’m an actor,’ and then go home and be like, ‘I don’t wanna be a grandmother.’ But I’m a grandma now, and I’m loving that in real life.”

Much to the delight of the 90’s sitcom’s fan, Harry also revealed that she and her former “Sister, Sister” castmates are considering a reboot of the popular show.

“Definitely a reboot where they have their own kids, it makes sense,” she said. “They’re both so vibrant and I love them dearly, we’re very close.”

You can watch the interview clip below.

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