Janet Hubert, who played the original Aunt Viv on “Fresh Prince of Bell Air” has spoke out about her reason for not attending a recent reunion dinner with the rest of the cast of the TV show. To put it plainly, Hubert strongly dislikes Will Smith.
“15 years after the show went off the air … Janet Hubert tells TMZ she’s still upset with the way she was fired from the show … and blames the whole thing on Will Smith.
“There will never be a reunion … as I will never do anything with an a**hole like Will Smith,” Hubert said.
She adds, “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.”
But Smith refuted the claims after Hubert left the show in 1993 — telling an Atlanta radio station Hubert simply had a bad attitude which played a major role in her demise.
Will Smith told the radio station, “[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.”