Will Smith and his former The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Janet Hubert are clear the air after decades of tension.
The popular 1990s sitcom’s reunion special debuted on HBO Max on last night, Nov. 18. Smith and Hubert clearing the air in front of longtime costars Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid and Alfonso Ribeiro was a major highlight.
“We never really together publicly talk about Janet and what happened,” Smith stated. “And for me, it felt like I couldn’t celebrate 30 years of Fresh Prince without finding a way to celebrate Janet. So she agreed to sit down and have a conversation with me. And Janet and I saw one another for the first time in 27 years yesterday.”
Smith, 52, and Hubert, 64, had a long hug, and the Ali star acknowledged, “It’s been a long time.”
Hubert played Aunt Viv for the first three seasons, but she left in 1993. For the three remaining seasons, Reid took over the role until the show’s finale in 1996.