Karan Ashley known by most as “Aisha Campbell”, the Yellow Power Ranger will be in Plano for a special signing event to promote the upcoming Dallas Comic & Pop Expo. Madness Games & Comics, who recently held George Takei’s signing event for the same promotion, will be host once more on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 1pm-4pm.
Karan’s character “Aisha Campbell” was part of the #1 kids show in America, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers television series throughout the second and the complete third season. Karan also played “Aisha” in the 1995 20th Century Fox production of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie that grossed over $66 million worldwide and received a dedicated cult following of many ages.
We were able to sit and speak with Karan about her time as the yellow Power Ranger, to gain an insider perspective on what it was like to be a childhood role model from then and even today as the Power Ranger’s series continues to grow.
Karan’s dancing abilities was the key factor in her being chosen to represent the yellow Power Ranger. “When I arrived at KD Studios in Dallas for the open call, there were literally thousands of other hopefuls filling the requirements of being a martial artist, gymnast, or a dancer such as myself.” Even after receiving a call back from that days audition Karan still stood with hundreds of other talented individuals all trying to accomplish the same goal. “The final audition was in Los Angeles and not only had I, but Steve Cardenas and Johnny Bosch all got the parts. The crazy thing is that even though there were auditions across the country, the three of us were out of Dallas location.”
Though Karan didn’t realize the full effect while working on the television series and the Power Ranger movie, looking back now the impact that it had on many of the viewers was amazing.
There is nothing more amazing than being able to speak to the adults that were once children watching the show and hearing how the Power Rangers impacted their lives. With the diverse cast of people that represented the Power Rangers and the characters backgrounds being of specific settings such as the jocks or the girl next door, it let those that watched understand that it was ok to be friends with people that were not like you be it by race or school “circles.
With the many talents that Karan holds within herself such as singing, dancing, writing, producing, radio show hosting, and acting it was important to ask what it is should would tell the children and young adults of today’s generation. Karan spoke with passion in her response.
You have to work hard and go for what it is that you want to accomplish in your life. We were not rich and I didn’t grow up in Hollywood, I had my faith in God and knew what it was that I wanted to do in life. I practiced all the time and pretended to be on auditions, so when the time came for me to dance I was ready. Working hard and going for what you want to achieve is very important.
Having accomplished much after her time as Aisha the yellow Power Ranger, Karan now not only has made appearances in other television shows she has written and produced two other films, Unto Thee and Devon's Ghost. Among several other projects that Karan has her hands in being the co-host on a radio talk show known as “Guilty Pleasures” weekdays at 6pm PT/ 9 ET, hosted by Uncensored Radio, is a great way for anyone to interact with Karan Ashley by listening or calling in live.
We have completed over 200 shows that you can listen to on demand at any time. We have interviewed people like Rosanne Barr, Leah Remini, as well as many others famous and normal individuals. Guilty Pleasures is a talk radio show that is uncensored, so you can say or talk about anything and have a good time with open conversation.
Karan Ashley's signing event on February 1, 2014 is to promote the upcoming Dallas Comic & Pop Epo on March 1 – 2, 2014 at the Richardson Civic Center in Richardson, Texas. Keep up with Dallas Comic & Pop Expo convention by following their Facebook page or visiting www.DallasCPE.com. Kids 12 and under get in free with paid adult and parking is free as well. On March 14 – 16, 2014 you will be able to visit Karan Ashley at the Lexington Comic & Toy Convention at the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington, Kentucky.
There are going to be several events this year that we will be going to. If we are in a city near you, come and see us. We would love to meet you and sign autographs on your items or one of the many we have available. Or you can simply just stop in and say hi, that is one of the main reasons that we do these events.
Richardson Civic Center
411 West Arapaho Road
Richardson Texas 75080
3000 Custer Road Suite # 310
Plano, Texas 75075
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