It’s been 15 years since “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” ended its reign on television. But one of TV’s most celebrated and memorable moms, Vivian Banks, seems to be carrying a royal grudge against her former co-star, Will Smith.
Last month, most of the cast reunited for a special charity event, and Janet Hubert who played Vivian Banks, was notably absent. Hubert told TMZ, “There will never be a reunion… as I will never do anything with an a**hole like Will Smith.”
She blames Smith for her sudden dismissal from the show in 1993. Hubert went on to say that she would only reunite with him if he apologized. “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.”
Although Smith hasn’t released a statement about Hubert’s harsh words, he told an Atlanta radio station in 1993, “[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 Anti Christ.”