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Will Smith and “Aunt Vivian” make amends at the reunion of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

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Last November 19 HBO Max premiered the show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion” where they reunited the cast of the popular show on its 30th anniversary. On a set that recreated the living room of the Banks’ mansion, the actors, led by Will Smith, chatted and viewed images from the show, bringing to life a special that was full of funny, nostalgic and emotional moments. A Smith le acompañaron Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid y Alfonso Ribeiro.

In the middle of the meeting, there were two moments in particular where the participants couldn’t control their tears: remembering the late actor James Avery, which characterized Uncle Phil, and the moment when Smith surprises everyone by showing the encounter he had with actress Janet Hubert, who participated in the first three seasons as Aunt Vivian.

Hubert left the show before season four after becoming pregnant and facing problems with the producers. The lack of communication and the lack of knowledge of the reasons why the actress left the program so suddenly caused a series of exchanges in the media between Smith and part of the cast of the program to begin, to which Hubert also paid with harsh attacks. This caused Smith and Hubert to never speak again.

“As a family, we have our things that we talk about and then we have our things that we don’t talk about”Smith said before surprising the rest of the cast. “Together, we never actually spoke publicly about Janet. And what happened. And, for me, I felt like I couldn’t celebrate 30 years of Fresh Prince without finding a way to celebrate Janet. “.

From that moment on, they presented the reunion between Smith and Hubert. After exchanging a long hug, Aunt Vivian pointed out how hard those years had been after leaving the show. “I just wanted to know one thing: why?”the actress asked. “You guys came so far. I lost so much. How do we cure it? ”, Hubert revealed that when she got pregnant during season three, many things happened in her life that no one knew about, such as being in an abusive relationship with her then-husband.

“During that time of your pregnancy, I was not aware of anything and had no sensitivity. Now that I have three children I have learned some things that I did not know at the time and I would do them in a very different way “Smith admitted.

Hubert further explained that she was not fired, but simply did not accept the “Really bad deal” that he was offered, which meant a reduced salary and he was not allowed to work elsewhere. At the time, the actress turned down the offer and was subsequently replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid. “It hurt me deeply”Hubert commented. “When I left the show, I had a new baby and no one else. The family disowned me. Hollywood disowned me. My family said, ‘You’ve ruined our name.’ And I was never unprofessional on set. I stopped talking to everyone because I didn’t know who to trust because I had been banished. And they said it was you who banished me (referring to Smith). It was difficult”.

The actor took advantage of the moment to clarify that his age and immaturity had a lot to do with the whole problem. “When I was 21, I felt like everything was a threat. I was driven by fear “he admitted. “I have kids. I got divorced and have a second marriage and now I can see the level of pain and the level of struggle that you had to go through just for you to go to work every day. “. To which Hubert replied “But you took all that away from me, with your words. Words can kill. I lost everything. Including my reputation. And I understand that you were able to move on with your life, but you know that calling a black woman ‘difficult’ in Hollywood is the kiss of death. It’s hard enough being a black woman in this business. But I feel like we need to finally move on and I’m sorry I tried to tear you apart. “.

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Smith thanked him for sharing his whole story. While both were on the verge of tears, Hubert put his hand on Smith’s face, to which the actor mentioned that “You’re still my aunt Viv”. They both ended up apologizing and hugging.

After this moment, Smith indicated to the rest of the cast that Hubert had asked him to accompany them in the meeting. Minutes later, the actress is seen entering the recording studio and hugging each of the participants of the popular series that aired from 1990 to 1996. In the end, Smith reflected on everything that happened and why he wanted to make the meeting with Hubert. “I go out into the world and talk about understanding and human relationships, but then I have someone who I haven’t talked to in 27 years. I am so happy that I was able to make this reconciliation, and I hope that other people can get something out of it. “.

All 148 chapters of the series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” are available on the streaming platform HBO Max.

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