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A Timeline of Will Smith and Janet Hubert’s ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Feud

There are some issues from 80s and 90s primetime tv that you simply by no means hear a lot about lately. Like why everybody accepted ALF as a member of society when he was, in truth, an alien life drive. Or the truth that, three seasons into The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air, the mother was recast with none rationalization on the present.

The purpose was for the unique actress who performed Aunt Viv, Janet Hubert, to step apart for a brand new actress to take her place. And, whereas the present went on with none points regarding the change, Will Smith and Janet Hubert maintained a feud for years following it. Now, after The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air reunion on HBO, individuals wish to know extra about what occurred between them.

Will Smith’s feud with Janet Hubert began earlier than she left ‘The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air.’

Janet performed Aunt Viv for the primary three seasons of Contemporary Prince. After negotiations for her wage did not finish nicely, she was recast with Daphne Maxwell Reid, who performed the character for the present’s remaining three seasons. However, on the time of Janet’s departure from the present, Will Smith spoke out about alleged jealousy at Will getting a number one function in a TV present with no main performing expertise.

“I can say straight up that Janet Hubert needed the present to be The Aunt Viv of Bel-Air Present,” he stated in a radio interview shortly after her exit from the present. “She’s mad now however she’s been mad all alongside. She stated as soon as, ‘I have been within the enterprise for 10 years and this snotty-nosed punk comes alongside and will get a present.’ It doesn’t matter what, to her I am simply the Antichrist.”

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Over time since, Janet and Will publicly blasted one another at totally different occasions and Janet had initially denied ever assembly together with her former co-stars for a reunion.

In 2011, she informed TMZ that Will was an “egomaniac” and she or he had no need to reunite with him and the remainder of the Contemporary Prince solid until there was a public apology on his half, which she did not count on.

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Earlier than ‘Contemporary Prince,’ Janet Hubert was a Julliard performer.

Whereas Will’s claims of Janet wanting extra consideration on the present to be targeted on her fairly than him aren’t confirmed, Janet was a skilled performer earlier than she was Aunt Viv to the remainder of the world. She studied dance at Julliard and was even on Broadway. Then, after Contemporary Prince, she wrote a memoir, Perfection Is Not A Sitcom Mother, chronicling her private life, rise to fame, and troubles on-set with Will.

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In it, she defined that in her eyes, Will had tried to get the very best laughs from the viewers and viewers on Contemporary Prince and she or he stopped laughing at his jokes. She did not maintain again together with her points with him, the present total and even different former castmates. It was one other level within the timeline of hers and Will’s decades-long feud.

Janet and Will reconciled throughout ‘The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air’ reunion in 2020.

Surprisingly, regardless of Janet denying that she would ever reconcile with Will, she did precisely that on HBO’s Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air reunion particular. Throughout the reunion, which included a lot of the unique solid, apart from the late James Avery, who died in 2013 and performed Uncle Phil on the present, Will and Janet talked issues out.

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Throughout a phase within the reunion, Will and Janet took the time to have their very own non-public second the place they put their points on the market and each admitted to their very own wrongdoings all through their lengthy feud. However additionally they obtained all the way down to the nitty gritty of what the feud did to them in the course of the course of their careers and lives.

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“Phrases can kill,” Janet informed Will in the course of the Contemporary Prince reunion particular. “I misplaced every thing. Popularity, every thing. You had been capable of transfer ahead, however you already know… calling a Black girl ‘troublesome’ in Hollywood is the kiss of demise. It’s laborious sufficient being a dark-skinned Black girl on this enterprise.”

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Will acknowledged his half of their feud. “After I look again now, it’s apparent that you simply had been having a tough time,” he stated, of her non-public life on the time. “I felt such as you hated me. I couldn’t do a 30-year celebration of this present and never rejoice you — rejoice your contribution to this present, to my life… You’re nonetheless my Aunt Viv.”

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