Thursday, March 4, 2021

Will Smith and Janet Hubert Reunite for ‘Candid Conversation’ on ‘Fresh Prince’ Reunion Special

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*Will Smith teased fans with a preview of the upcoming HBO Max reunion special for “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

The cast gathered on the set of their hit show on Thursday to tape the special in celebration of the show’s 30th anniversary.

“Today is exactly 30 YEARS since The @FreshPrince of Bel-Air debuted!” Smith wrote on his Instagram. “So we’re doin’ something for y’all… a for real Banks Family Reunion is comin’ soon to @HBOmax!”

The actor also paid tribute to James Avery, who played uncle Phil on the show. Avery died in 2014 at age 68. “RIP James,” Smith wrote. “#FreshPrince30th.”

READ MORE: Janet Hubert is Back at Blaming Will Smith for Ruining Her Life [WATCH]

In a self-photo shared on Instagram, Smith is seen with former costars Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Another picture from the set shows him sitting with Janet Hubert, who originally played Aunt Viv for three seasons before she was replaced by Maxwell Reid.

Hubert and Smith reportedly had a “candid conversation” for the first time in 27 years. 

Hubert previously criticized both the series and Smith, blaming him for her allegedly being blacklisted in Hollywood.

The special is being described as a “funny and heartfelt night full of music, dancing, and more special surprise guests,” per PEOPLE

The “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” ran for six seasons from 1990 to 1996. The reunion special will premiere sometime around Thanksgiving.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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