Jaleel White Says Steve Urkel’s Alter-Moi Stefan ‘Allowed Black Women To See Me And The Way I Truly Am’

Anyone will always don’t forget Jaleel White for his iconic role as Steve Urkel in Family Issues. But halfway through the series, his science-crazed character used his magic potions/devices to changeover into Stefan Urquelle, the suave and charming desire male of his longtime crush, Laura Winslow. Stefan remained a distinguished character on the clearly show in later on a long time. But White had conflicting sights about Stefan.

He originally did not like the character

Even though appearing on The Discuss, co-host Sheryl Underwood joked about how enamored she was with Stephan. Meanwhile, White claims he was not on board with the character.

“You know what, I never ever even preferred to participate in Stefan. I considered Stefan was tedious,” he explained. But he afterwards learned that it was excellent for viewers to see the authentic him outside the house of the nerdy character of Urkel.

“I suggest, thank God I performed Stefan ‘cause it allowed Black girls to see me and the way I actually am. I had no concept, and now that’s the common,” he claimed.

Now, he claims he’s identified for equally figures, and not just Urkel as he was in the beginning.

“I signify, I can be driving down Crenshaw and actually off a bus halt, ‘Hey that’s Stefan.’ You know Black individuals we acquired that special vision in the ‘hood. And so I’m pretty pleased I performed that character for the reason that it saved me with my have neighborhood,” he described.

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