Watch out, Will. Aunt Viv is mad!
If anyone was holding out hope that the original cast of 1990s TV hit "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" might one day reunite, despite the fact that former lead Will Smith is strictly A-list nowadays, it's time to give up the dream. According to actress Janet Hubert, who played family matriarch Vivian Banks, there's no way it could ever happen.
Hubert has sworn off sharing any screen — big or small — with Smith again.
"There will never be a reunion ... as I will never do anything with an a--hole like Will Smith," Hubert recently told TMZ.
Yikes! Why the bad blood? Well, it seems Hubert still blames Smith for her early ouster from "Fresh Prince" in 1993, three years into the show's run.
"He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up," she explained after a recent off-screen reunion of some other cast members sparked new rumors of a "Fresh Prince" return. "This constant reunion thing will never ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology, which he doesn't know the word."
For his part, Smith has long denied having anything to do with Hubert's departure from the sitcom.
"That wasn’t me," he told Ebony magazine in a 1996 interview. "Janet (Hubert) was an incredible actress. She brought so much spirit and fun and warmth to 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.' She made that set a home. She was really special. Of course, there was pain in her not returning to the show and all that, but then there was the thing that she thought it was me. That kind of irritated me a little bit, but people will make their own beds, and they are going to have to sleep in them. I didn’t have anything to do with it. She just never believed that. I think the show suffered with the loss of Janet."
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