Actress Janet Hubert reportedly had a rude awakening for any Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fans out there who thought this week’s cast reunion photo was a complete reunion.
Hubert, 61, who played the original Aunt Viv on the popular 1990s sitcom for its first few seasons, was not included in the photo, which featured cast members Will Smith (Will), Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey), and Daphne Maxwell Reid, who replaced Hubert on the show. The cast reunited on Monday for a charity lunch benefiting Parsons’ Sweet Blackberry Foundation.
Ribeiro posted the photo this week on Instagram, writing that he wished actor James Avery, who played Uncle Phil on Fresh Prince, was still alive to join in the reunion. Avery died on New Year’s Eve in 2013 due to complications from heart surgery.
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Hubert reportedly voiced her displeasure with the photo in a lengthy, since-deleted Facebook posting on an unverified Facebook fan page, writing that Ribeiro is a “media hoe” who “was always the [expletive] wipe for Will [Smith].”
“There will never be a true reunion of the Fresh Prince,” the posting continued. “I have no interest in seeing any of these people on that kind of level.”
The posting added that while Hubert wasn’t offended at not being part of the reunion, she did plan on taking “some meetings in Hollywood” to try and sell an upcoming memoir, which the posting indicated is called Perfection Is Not A Sitcom Mom.
This apparent feud is the most recent between Hubert and her former Fresh Prince cast members. The actress has famously had a decades-long feud with Smith, and in 2011 told TMZ that the Philly native is “still an egomaniac and has not grown up” since his days on Fresh Prince.
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“The constant reunion thing will never, ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology, which, he doesn’t even know the word,” she added at the time.
Hubert also slammed Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, last year for supporting an Oscars boycott on behalf of the black community due to a lack of diversity in the annual awards ceremony.
Smith, for his part, would likely agree with Hubert that a Fresh Prince reboot is unlikely. The star told E! News last year that he expects a reboot of the show will happen “pretty close to when hell freezes over.”
“Like, we’re going to leave that one alone,” he added.