‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’: Which Vivian Banks Returns for the Reunion?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Daphne Maxwell Reid, who performed Vivian Banks from 1993 to 1996 on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air advised Showbiz Cheat Sheet the 2020 reunion was Will Smith‘s surprise party to the viewers but also the cast. But she didn’t reveal the juicy element that the primary Vivian Banks performed by Janet Hubert can be on the get together.

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Photos of Hubert surfaced on the HBO Max on-line platform because the Internet puzzled which forged member could be included. “Ok so which Aunt Viv is coming back?” one individual tweeted. Many individuals hoped to see each actors on set.

Reid took over the position after Hubert left, accusing Smith of doing “some heinous, horrible things to me.” However, Smith mentioned Hubert resented his success.

“I can say straight up that Janet Hubert wished the present to be The Aunt Viv of Bel-Air present as a result of I do know she goes to canine me within the press,” Smith mentioned on a radio present, Vanity Fair reviews. “She has basically gone from a quarter of a million dollars a year to nothing. 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 Anti-Christ.”

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Hubert later mentioned the forged would by no means reunite nor would she participate in a reunion. She’s apparently softened as Smith spilled slightly tea about reconciliation with Hubert in early September. He shared a latest picture sitting with Hubert together with a reunion shot on Instagram.

She appeared open to calling a truce with Smith in 2013. “I would say to him, we need to heal this,” she mentioned. “You’ve done some things, you’ve said some things, that were totally untrue and you know that they were untrue. I’ve said some things that I probably should have never said … I’m tired. Aren’t you tired, Will?”

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Smith additionally mentioned he revered her as a performer and beloved what she delivered to the collection. “I think both of the Aunt Vivs are really, really fantastic,” he mentioned when requested which actor he most well-liked within the position.

Adding, he thought Hubert, “introduced a very highly effective dignity to the present. I believe she’s sensible. As an artist, there are such a lot of issues she does. She sings, she dances, she’s like a very highly effective artist. I beloved what she delivered to the Fresh Prince.”

Janet Hubert joins Daphne Maxwell Reid for the reunion

Reid dished about 2020 reunion, revealing that the reunion was a forged shock get together.

“It was all a surprise to everyone but Will,” she mentioned. “Will set it up. We were each flown in and housed at different hotels so we wouldn’t reunite before we got to the set. It was COVID-19 clarity. And it was beautifully done.”

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“It was a lovely two days we had,” she continued. Essentially, the reunion ended up being a shock get together for the forged. “We were given no information. This is what you’re going to do. We put you in this hotel. You will stay there, you’ll get tested when you get here. You stay there for two days.”

She shared the one particulars she was given when she arrived on location. “You’ll get picked up on Thursday,” she mentioned. “I will have makeup and hair for you at the hotel, so when you arrive at the set there will be cameras.”

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion airs on HBO Max on Nov. 19.

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