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Reactions To Will Smith & Original Aunt Viv Reuniting On Air

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The time has come for fans of the 1990’s classic sitcom, Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, having its highly anticipated reunion show.

HBO Max is streaming the show right now for everyone to check out. The huge event saw the return of the original “Aunt Viv” in Janet Hubert. The unlikelihood of the star appearing was very high due to the friction she had with the star of the show, Will Smith, that goes back into the time of the airing of show in the 90’s.


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Daphne Maxwell Reid was the replacement for Hubert and brought a different aspect to the character, but she was always compared to the original “Aunt Viv”. Will Smith and Janet Hubert was in conflict for creative and financial differences. The special was the first time in 27 years that the two aired on the same broadcast and talked out their differences.

“There was some friction because I was pregnant. Homelife was not good at all,” she said. “I was no longer laughing, smiling, joking because there were things going on that nobody knew about.” Hubert dispelled rumors that she had been fired from the show. “They offered this really bad deal in the third season. They said, ‘You’ve got two months and two weeks of work and you cannot work anywhere else.’ So that meant my salary was cut. I had a new baby and a husband who was out of work. So I said no. I did not accept their offer. I was never fired.”

As seen above, a lot of fans had their reactions to the momentous event in television history.