By Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News
When Kim Fields had the opportunity to audition for the role of Dorothy “Tootie” Ramsey on “The Facts of Life,” the child actress almost walked out.
The hit sitcom, which told the story of four girls surviving boarding school, aired from 1979 until 1988.
“Landing the role of Tootie, I almost didn’t stay for the audition because I was very intimidated, quite honestly,” the now-48-year-old told Fox News. “I was a little girl, I was a little black girl, and I walked into this sea of television-ready white girls. The perfect blonde hair or brown eyes, blue eyes. And I just felt like, ‘I’m not supposed to be here.’ And my mother took me to the bathroom and she said, ‘Listen, don’t you let anything or anyone intimidate you, including your own mind.’”