Lisa Bonet’s true followers know that she not solely constructed a memorable (and trendy) legacy on “The Cosby Present” however her personal present, too. Titled “A Totally different World,” “The Cosby Present” spinoff adopted Denise Huxtable’s first go-around in school as she adjusted to the actual world. Sadly, Bonet’s time on “A Totally different World” did not final lengthy. Whereas the spinoff, which premiered in 1987, would final six seasons, Bonet left the present after Season 1, leaving the creators room to bump up supporting characters into main roles.
However Invoice Cosby fired Bonet as a result of she bought pregnant by her then-husband, musician Lenny Kravitz. Based on a 2020 memoir written by the beloved rocker, Cosby already suspected that Bonet was anticipating after she and Debbie Allen — the present’s producer — organized a gathering. Upon Bonet’s affirmation, Allen reportedly advocated permitting Bonet’s being pregnant to play out on-screen, although Cosby would not budge. “Lisa Bonet is pregnant, however Denise Huxtable shouldn’t be,” Cosby reportedly mentioned (through Web page Six). Years earlier, Allen shared her personal recollection of Bonet’s firing. “I assume Invoice had his emotions about [Lisa’s pregnancy] as a result of he was possessive in a manner,” shared Allen (through Tv Academy Basis). “I imply they have been his on-camera spouse and youngsters, however they nonetheless have been his.” And whereas Bonet finally returned to “The Cosby Present,” she was not in a lot of the ultimate season, and she or he wasn’t within the remaining episode.