Earlier this week, Will Smith posted a picture on Facebook of a reunion that The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast members had in November. One person missing from those photos was 55-year-old Janet Hubert, who played Aunt Vivian on the show.
Now we know why she was absent from that event.
Fifteen years after the show went off the air, Hubert slammed Smith: "There will never be a reunion … as I will never do anything with an a—hole like Will Smith," Hubert told TMZ. "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 … he doesn't know the word."
Hubert has come out against Smith before, blaming him for her departure from the show. She also claimed that she wasn't a brownnoser like everyone else, and that didn't sit well with Smith. The actress was replaced by Daphne Reid.
Smith has refuted Hubert's claims that he was responsible for her firing, once telling an Atlanta radio station: "She's mad now, but she's been mad all along. She 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."
For Hubert to still hold this bitterness toward Smith, warranted or not, is unhealthy. She seems to be using Smith as a scapegoat for her own failed career. Whether or not what she is saying is accurate, it's time to move on.
Editor's note: A previous version of this article misstated Janet Hubert's age.
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