If recent reports are to be believed, star Will Smith has sorted out old issue with his The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Janet Hubert. The popular 1990s sitcom reunion aired on HBO Max on Wednesday, November 18th. The stars cleared the air in front of Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Daphne Maxwell Reid, and Joseph Marcell. They are the fellow alums.
What Smith Told Everyone?
Will Smith told the fellow alums that they never really talked about the spat publicly. Both stars wanted to celebrate the completion of 30 years for their movie, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. However, without resolving issues, it was really not possible. So, Will Smith decided to call Janet Hubert.
They are meeting for the first time, after 27 years. Smith is 52, and Janet 64 years currently. They enjoyed a huge hug on the sets. Hubert had played the role of aunt to Will Smith in the movies 27 years ago. Moreover, she played the role in the first three seasons and then departed from the show in 1993. Reid had taken over the role, from thereon.
The Old And New The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Smith and Hubert had a conversation in the media, where they both threw remarks at each other. Hubert went on to tell TMZ in 2011, that she would never participate in a reunion with Will Smith.
Janet went on to say, that she was pregnant during the last shoot in third season. Moreover, she was facing certain issues in her life. No one knew about them. And, nobody cared to understand what was going on in her life. Moreover, Will Smith was really inconsiderate. Will Smith had supposedly made the schedule too stringent for Janet. However, Will Smith after having three children of his own, is in a position to understand the problems faced by Hubert.
As per Hubert, the team at the shoot cut off her salary at the time of pregnancy. She considers this to be very inconsiderate. Will Smith also agrees to the same after so many years. Janet felt, that she was actually being pressurized to resign from the position indirectly.
The General Hospital actress, also said that Hollywood actually disowned her. Hubert told, that Will Smith actually took away the series from her. He had reportedly called ‘black Woman’ difficult in his words. That is the reason, Janet felt it was necessary to move on.
Smith thanked Hubert for sharing her part of the story. He is actually glad today, as her comments have led to self-growth for Will Smith. The two of them apologized to each other. The entire cast has actually joined in the celebrations. As per Hubert, it is always better to forget bad things and move on.
Both Will Smith and Janet Hubert have buried all the old enmity today. They are jointly celebrating the success of their 27 years of togetherness. Fans continue to love the old movie, and the entire cast of the old series plans to be together. A dramatic reboot of the show is on the cards, if recent discussions are to be believed. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and the reunion special are currently available on HBO Max.