The Fresh Prince of Bel Air was my fave show back in the day. It aired right around supper time and if I was really lucky, I could eat my meal from a TV tray and catch an episode at the same time. Ahhh…that was the life!!!
Couldn’t help but notice Aunt Viv was an entirely different person come season 4..and I don’t mean that metaphorically. They sent the original actress packing and a new one took over…and eventually it was like nothing ever happened.
Why did original Aunt Vivian (Janet Hubert) suddenly? There’s no denying she did a great job…she was even nominated for an NAACP Image Award for ‘Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series’ for her role during season 2. SO WHY?!?
Apparently she was fired due to a violation of contract that resulted when she became pregnant. However; according to Will Smith (and some other members of the cast) she had trouble getting along with her cast mates.
There is no denying that Janet Hubert has had some major beef since being replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid, and takes any opportunity she can to chime in on everything The Fresh Prince of Bel Air related. And it is NEVER flattering!
Hubert has pipped up about the recent cast reunion photo posted by Alphonso Ribeiro (who played Carleton Banks) on his social media.
Photo: Alphonso Ribeiro / FACEBOOK
Ribeiro captioned the cozy photo, “Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete.”
Huber is none too pleased about the photo. She took to Facebook to share her thoughts.
“I know the media hoe Alphonso Ribeiro has posted his so called reunion photo. Folks keep telling me about it. He was always the a** wipe for Will. There will never be a true reunion of the Fresh Prince. I have no interest in seeing any of these people on that kind of level. I am not offended in the least, by this photo… it was an event for Karen’s charity. It does however prompt me to take some meetings in Hollywood to pitch my memoir Perfection is not a Sitcom Mom, and tell of the behind the scenes story before I leave this earth.”
Photo: Blacktress Janet Hubert / FACEBOOK
Tell us how you REALLY feel, Janet!!!
Will Smith also posted a photo, of the smiley ex cast mates together, obviously thrilled to be in each other’s company again. How’s about a REAL reunion now?
Photo: Will Smith / Facebook
He captioned the picture, “Lunch with my BFF’s… I missed my Uncle Phil today.”
James Avery was also absent from the reunion, with Ribiero and Smith both paying tribute to the late actor, who died in 2013, with their captions. RIP Uncle Phil! </3