“There will never be a reunion … as I will never do anything with an a—hole like Will Smith. 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.”
—Janet Hubert, AKA Aunt Vivian #1, does not care for Will Smith, according to TMZ.
Last week, Emily caught you up on the goings-on of the cast of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and I gotta tell you, my first, honest thought was “Phew! What a relief, that all the major players are still alive!” Especially Uncle Phil, y’know? Oh, Uncle Phil. I worry about you sometimes.
So most of the cast recently reunited for a charity event, and there they all are in the snapshot, together again, looking like One Big Happy. And I admit, I didn’t initially notice anybody was missing.
Aunt Vivian! Aunt Viv is missing! Both Auntie Vivs are missing! THIS IS TERRIBLE.
And here is something I never knew: Janet Hubert, who was Bel-Air’s Original Vivian, was fired in 1993. She was fired unceremoniously, and her role, swiftly recast.
And she’s still angry, apparently. As Will Smith tells it, the former costars have never seen eye-to-eye, but it’s like, come on, Aunt Viv! You’ve been hanging onto that grudge for 18 years! Your grudge can legally smoke and vote! Give it up, lady.
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Aunt Viv 1 can do no wrong!