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Will Smith Got Turned Down By “Fresh Prince” Co-Star Karyn Parsons For Dating

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It appears that the “Fresh Prince Of Bel Air” was infatuated with his “cousin Hilary Banks” behind the scenes as the persons behind the characters ended up not dating.

The new memoir by Will Smith reveals that the star felt it was a “good call” that Parsons, who portrayed Hilary Banks, didn’t fall for his lines according to Aces Showbiz. During the early days of the classic sitcom, fans grew to love the characters on the program after making its debut in 1990 on NBC. Eventually every Monday night at 8:00pm, fans would tune in enthusiastically to see what the next funny lines or dramatic story would unfold.

It was near the end of the show’s run that Smith would begin dating wife Jada Pinkett Smith, but in his memoir Will, the actor reportedly stated that there was a time when he had a bit of a crush on his Fresh Prince co-star, Karyn Parsons.

Parsons portrayed Smith’s snooty, bougie cousin Hilary Banks on the series but off-screen, he wanted there to be more between them.

“She was smart enough to tell me ‘hell no’ when I tried to explain we were not really cousins, so it would be fine if we dated,” Smith reportedly wrote. “[I said], ‘I swear it won’t mess up our working relationship.’ She knew better than that – good call, K.P.”

Another actor turned rapper in Tupac Shakur, also was smitten with the actress in the 1990’s. In fact, it came to be known that Karen Parsons once had relations with the fallen rap icon. Ironically, we all know the story between “The Fresh Prince” and “2pac” tensions due to their closeness with Will’s wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.

Will Smith would eventually get over the crush and go on to marry wife Jada Pinkett Smith. He described that relationship in an interview with Oprah Winfrey for Apple TV+. He said that he was willing to die trying to please her early in their relationship.

“We drank every day, and had sex multiple times every day, for four straight months… I started to wonder if this was a competition. Either way, as far as I was concerned, there were only two possibilities: (1) I was going to satisfy this woman sexually, or (2) I was going to die trying.”

Speaking of his other half, Will has been dropping secrets on his book press tour through his writings that rival any moment of his wife’s Red Table Talk.