Former 'Fresh Prince' Cast Member: Will Smith Is An 'A$%hole'
Have another look at that "Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" cast-reunion photo taken early this month at an event benefiting Karyn Paron's (cousin Hillary Banks) Sweet Blackberry Foundation. Some faces seem conspicuous by their absences, no?
In at least one instance, that's not without reason.
"Fresh Prince" alumni Daphne Reid and Joseph Hubert (sarcastic-but-loyal butler Geoffrey) opted out, but so did the original "Aunt Vivian," Janet Hubert. Reid played Vivian from the 1993 season until the show's 1996 finale following Hubert's removal after playing Vivian the first three seasons - and that's exactly why Hubert told TMZ she won't go near any reunion with star Will Smith in the immediate vicinity.
She claims it was Smith that got her fired in the first place.
"There will never be a reunion as I will never do anything with an @$$hole like Will Smith," Hubert said. "He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up.
"This constant reunion will never ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology. He doesn't know the word," Hubert added.
Smith's take? It's not his problem. It never was. The now-44-year-old act claims that over 15 years ago, Hubert made her own bed with apparently this same kind of sniping. He once told an Atlanta 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."
TMZ contacted Smith for comment, but received no response.
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