Original Aunt Vivian Actress Complains About 'Fresh Prince' Reunion Photo
"There will never be a true reunion of the 'Fresh Prince.' I have no interest in seeing any of these people on that kind of level," Janet Hubert wrote of the recent photo of the cast with her replacement Daphne Maxwell Reid.
Will Smith recently reunited with the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast and Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks on the series, posted a photo of the smiling friends. The actress who played the original Aunt Vivian on the show, Janet Hubert, however, isn't sharing the good feelings.
Hubert wasn't in the reunion photo, and she spoke negatively about the cast on Facebook.
"I know the media hoe Alphonso Ribero has posted his so called reunion photo," wrote Hubert, misspelling Ribeiro's name. "Folks keep telling me about it. He was always the ass wipe for Will."
She continued, "There will never be a true reunion of the Fresh Prince. I have no interest in seeing any of these people on that kind of level."
Hubert said that while she is "not offended" by the picture, it prompts her to "take some meetings in Hollywood" to pitch her memoir Perfection Is Not a Sitcom Mom, which she says would tell the behind-the-scenes story of the '90s show. She was replaced as Aunt Viv by Daphne Maxwell Reid after rumored problems with Smith.
This isn't the first time Hubert has criticized someone on the series. When Jada Pinkett Smith said she would partake in the #OscarsSoWhite boycott in 2016 after her husband was snubbed, Hubert mocked the couple.
"You ain't Barack and Michelle Obama," she said, addressing Jada Pinkett Smith. "And y'all need to get over yourselves. You have a huge production company that you only produce your friends and family and yourself. So you are a part of Hollywood, you are part of the system that is unfair to other actors. So get real."