Major family drama between Will Smith and his Aunt Viv! Fifteen years after The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air went off the air, Smith's former co-star Janet Hubert (aka the original Vivian Banks) is lashing out at the super star. Hubert says she'll never join her castmates for a reunion--either an official one, or impromptu like the one that took place last week.
"There will never be a reunion ... as I will never do anything with an a**hole like Will Smith," Hubert tells TMZ. "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."
According to the site, Hubert blames Smith for getting her fired from the popular show because she refused to suck up to him...a claim Smith refuted years ago on the radio in Atlanta. "[Hubert] 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," he said in response.
Turns out, Smith's on-screen cousin Carlton Banks (Alfonso Ribiero) backed up the Fresh Prince's claims a few years ago. NecoleBitchie.com dug up a video of a speech Ribiero gave at State University New York, during which he talks about Hubert's on-set antics:
"Everybody was great. First mom. Not so much. Legally I’m not allowed to talk about it, but hey, why not. Basically, at the end of the day, it was **** CRAZY! She went nuts. There were days when we were on the set and she would literally go off on people and it got to a point when the second season came around that we were like ‘this is unacceptable’."
He went on to add:
"We felt like, when we were doing the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, that we were a family. We would go on vacation together. That’s how much we loved each other. She, at that point, ruined that and made it very difficult for us to work. They brought in Daphne Maxwell who we absolutely loved and we moved on. Oh well."
Guess (fake) blood isn't thicker than water!
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