Will Smith and Original Aunty Viv Actress Janet Hubert Runit (Photo)

There seems to be some strong feelings between Fresh Prince and his native aunt Viv. 23 years later, Will Smith and actress Janet Hubert have sat down for what is a real friendly chat as part of the upcoming “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reunion, being late on HBO Max this year reason.

Smith revealed a reunion with Hubert in a post posted on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of “Fresh Prince” debuting with Hubert. “We’re doing something for ‘y’all … coming soon for a family reunion for real banks @HBOmax!” Smith wrote in a message with a photo. Smith also included a tribute to his deceased costar James Avery, who played Uncle Phil. Avery died in 2013 at the age of 68.

In the first, Smith and the rest of the main cast of the show – Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, Carian Parsons, Joseph Marcel, Daphne Maxwell Reid, and DJ Jazzy Jeff – gathered for a group photo to entertain the show’s iconic living room. Set. And the other shows Smith talking to Hubert alone, both smiling and, we hope, apparently having their differences behind him.

See that photo above, and the full cast photo below.


As fans of the show know, Hubert played the original Aunt Vivian during the show’s first three seasons. She was fired before season four and replaced by Reid for reasons that are still not fully understood – ranging from explanatory constructive differences, to contract disputes, to claims that she was pregnant Was fired because of being. And Smith, for his part, was vocal about the problems he and Hubert worked on together.

Since then she has maintained a decidedly negative opinion of her former co-stars. Most famously in 2016, when he criticized Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith for boycotting the Oscars to protest the lack of diversity, and the following year when he called out Ribeiro, he took a picture with the rest of the main cast Posted.

But, when he was criticized by Smith in the early days of Feudal, in 2016 he had nothing to say about Hubery, calling it a “brilliant artist” but “brought a very powerful honor to the show.” It may be that their (possible) cohesion helps with the ground work. Whatever the reason, we are happy to see it.

“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is currently being filmed and is expected to stream around Thanksgiving.