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I'll Never Reunite w/ that 'A**hole'

12/27/2011 6:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Aunt Viv on Fresh Prince of Bel Air
The woman who played the original Aunt Viv on "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" says there's a damn good reason she wasn't at a recent reunion dinner with the rest of the Banks family -- she HATES Will Smith.

15 years after the show went off the air ... Janet Hubert tells TMZ, she's still upset with the way she was fired from the show ... and blames the whole thing on Smith himself.

"There will never be a reunion ... as I will never do anything with an a**hole like Will Smith," Hubert said.

1227_fresh_prince_facebook_dateShe adds, "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."

Hubert has said in the past she believes Smith is to blame for her departure in the middle of the show's run -- claiming he turned on her because she wouldn't kiss his butt.

But Smith refuted the claims after Hubert left the show in 1993 -- telling an Atlanta radio station Hubert simply had a bad attitude which played a major role in her demise.

Smith told the radio station, "[Hubert] 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."

We called Smith for comment -- so far, no response.


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Aunt Viv Time to get a real job!

969 days ago


I met Will at a miami hotel i was staying at and he was the nicest dude.In 4 days i got to play pool,bocci ball even had lunch with him by the pool.Will was also cool enough to sign some autographs.He did not know me from adam.Will i say is by far the nicest and classiest A-lister out there.

969 days ago


You's coloreds folk is jus' so o' goshin's!!

969 days ago

Another Angle    

I still think for some reason she may have threw herself at him or made a pass and he turned her down..he could've hit and kept it movin too, but who knows...rejection hits harder for some and its obvious that she still admires him if her feelings still linger till this day. She wanted to be who Jada is now back then($$$)

969 days ago


You Mad?!

969 days ago

Miz Val    

It's public knowledge that Smith disrespected Hubert after she became pregnant mid-series.Smith was in the middle of marital and financial difficulty himself.she did go on to make guest appearances and starred in a soap.Karma has found it's way to the Smith camp.He for the 2nd time in his career is getting what he deserves as far as bad press is concerned.

969 days ago


shes beautiful.i heard her comment on this abt 10 years ago,and shes only grown more bitter...probably because hes always done better and will this time.i dont really know her like that.

969 days ago

Ty Holland    

For some context, here is a video of Alfonso discussing his experience with her. Looks like there is a consensus against HER, not against Will.

969 days ago


Please let this go........

969 days ago


So nice to see someone tell the truth about a big star for a change.

969 days ago



mochaview: 4 hours ago

Seems that everyone who worked on that show was never able to advance after that because once Will saw he was being outshined, he sabotaged every last one of them. He even undermined DJ Jazzy Jeff once he got famous. Most on here don't seem to remember it was "DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince". All of the other actors NEVER progressed once they became popular unlike other shows where a few actors go on to do other things. Will intentionally strangled their careers from behind the scenes. Over time Will, Black folks will see through you and you know this. the original Aunt Viv is real and will tell it like it is. You can't hide everything, you're not the most talented actor out there but you're a good rapper from the days when rappers had a bit more to say to some real music and you could actually understand them. But make no mistake will, you can hide from the younger ones who don't know you but the real folks, your folks, we see

Where have "YOU" been living??? Under a "ROCK"!!! Black people have been ruthlessly "TYPE CAST" in Hollywood since it began. Finding producers willing to gamble on a primarily "Black" ensemble cast isn't easy. A successful run on a popular television show has "NEVER" guaranteed the continued upward momentum of ANYBODY'S career. White performers AREN'T IMMUNE!!! Look at the cast members of "Friends" and "Cheers" to name a few. Winning Oscars "DOESN'T" guarantee an "ENDLESS" stream of well defined roles. Shrewd performers will take just about "ANY" role that's offered to them and hope for the best. Hits are NEVER guaranteed!!! Will Smith was one of the few African American performers who managed to develop a very strong "cross over" following. He deserves his PROPS!!! Ms. Hubert needs to "GET OVER" the "PAST" and take some responsibility for her OWN career "MISSTEPS".

969 days ago


She sure is classy

969 days ago


She says she "believes" he had something to do with it, but has failed to offer facts. This is just jealousy because he made it, and no one remembers her name. I don't blame will for not apologizing since doing so is only meant to serve her ego and not look at her attitude.

969 days ago


She was the darkest one on the show and to many her role was just unrealistic. I know there are people out there with those real type roles but for the TV morons, it was not real especially when you're sitting in a area on couch, eating ding dongs. This act, whom ever did it cause great karma issues for everyone associated with this show. Bottom line, it was wrong.

969 days ago


It's been common knowledge that they don't get along. She wrote a book about it awhile back. It does sound like a case of sour grapes, but honestly, is she wrong? Will obviously has an outrageously high opinion of himself and when he was 19/20 years old, imagine how ****y he was, and defiant to anyone that might not bow to him and lavish him with praise. Obviously he gets the last laugh because he's the only star to emerge and have longevity, but it was still an ensemble show and he wasn't the only one to contribute to its quality and success. Janet Hubert was a very talented and funny actress and the show was not the same after her departure. After she left, Will had more creative control over the writing/characters and the last two seasons were sub-par to the previous ones. The second actress to play the mom was very dull. Whether Janet is justified in her bitterness or not, the quality of the show after she was gone speaks for itself. Something changed without her and it wasn't for the best.

969 days ago
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