Janet Hubert, the actress originally cast as Aunt Viv on The Fresh Prince of Belair has some long latent (as in 15 years) hard feelings towards the star of the sitcom, Will Smith.
Amid talk of former Fresh Prince castmates potentially relaunching the show, fueled by a photo of a cast reunion Smith posted to his Facebook in the weeks before Christmas, Hubert has slinked out of the shadows to say her piece about the still-successful actor-musician.
"There will never be a reunion as I will never do anything with an a--hole like Will Smith," Huber said. "He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up."
Hubert, who played Aunt Viv from 1990-1993, before she was replaced with Daphne Reid, has long attriubted her departure from the show Smith, a fact he refuted back in 1993 in an interview with an Atlanta radio station.
"I can say straight up that Janet Hubert wanted the show to be 'The Aunt Viv of Bel-Air Show'", Smith said. "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."
And, with Hubert's animosity towards Smith still apparent almost 19 years later, it looks like his assumptions were, unfortuantely, correct.