Former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Co-Star Calls Will Smith An A-Hole, Says No Reunion Possible
Fans of the show Fresh Prince of Bel-Air starring Will Smith might be saddened to learn that the chance of an original cast reunion are nearly set at zero after Janet Hubert fired off some snide comments about Smith earlier in the week.
You may recall that Will Smith and NBC fired Janet after the third season and replaced her Aunt Viv (Vivian Banks) character with Daphne Maxwell Reid.
Apparently 18 years hasn’t let bygones be bygones with Hubert revealing to TMZ,:
“There will never be a reunion … as I will never do anything with an a–hole like Will Smith,” she tells the site. “He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up. This constant reunion thing will never ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology, which he doesn’t know the word.”
To this very day there has been no confirmation that Will Smith was behind the firing after the actress refused to have her show counts cut down and her salary cut in half. Hubert, who was pregnant during her final season has admitted to be “moody” but insists the mood on the set was not very good for anyone.
For his part Will Smith has defended the shows actions in the past while painting Janet Hubert in a negative light:
“I can say straight up that Janet Hubert wanted the show to be The Aunt Viv of Bel-Air Showbecause I know she is going to dog me in the press,” Smith said then. “She has basically gone from a quarter of a million dollars a year to nothing. She’s mad now, but she’s been mad all along. She said once, ‘I’ve been in the business for 10 years and this snotty-nosed punk comes along and gets a show.’ No matter what, to her I’m just the Antichrist.”
This time around it appears on the surface that Will Smith will keep his mouth shut and just allow the entire situation to blow over.