Say What? Will Smith’s Former ‘Fresh Prince’ Co-Star Calls Him ‘An A–Hole’
Will Smith has always had a reputation for being one of the nicest, most well-liked guys in Hollywood, but don’t tell that to Janet Hubert. The former ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ co-star was notably absent from a cast reunion last month because of Smith.
Hubert played Aunt Viv on the sitcom during its first three seasons before being fired and replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid. Now, 18 years later, Hubert is still nursing a grudge against Smith, whom she believes was responsible for her dismissal.
“There will never be a reunion… as I will never do anything with an a–hole like Will Smith,” she 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, which he doesn’t know the word.”
While Smith has yet to respond to Hubert’s latest comments, he’s previously denied having anything to do with her firing. Back in 1993 he told an Atlanta radio station, “I can say straight up that Janet Hubert wanted the show to be ‘The Aunt Viv of Bel-Air Show’ … 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 Antichrist.”