Will Smith reunites with ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ cast for charity

Will Smith reunited with the rest of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast in California this week, but don’t expect a reboot anytime soon. Their meeting was for charity run by Karyn Parsons, better known as the airheaded Hilary Banks on the beloved sitcom.

Smith joined fellow former '90s sitcom stars Parsons, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, Daphne Maxwell Reid, and Joseph Marcell at Nobu in Malibu, Calif., on Monday to have lunch with a British family that won a charity auction, TMZ reports. 

The money from that auction, Parsons told TMZ, will go toward supporting her Sweet Blackberry organization, which creates educational, animated clips retelling African American history. Parsons did not reveal how much the family paid to attend the lunch.

Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks on the show, posted a cast photo taken at the lunch:

Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete.

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Absent from the photo is James Avery, who fans knew as Uncle Phil on Fresh Prince. Avery, who was raised in Atlantic City, died on New Year's Eve 2013 at 68 of complications following open-heart surgery. Smith later said that Avery gave him some of his “greatest lessons in acting, living, and being a respectable human being.”

Ribeiro noted Avery’s absence in his caption on Instagram, writing that he wished the actor were there “to make this complete.”

Fresh Prince aired on NBC starting in 1990, and ran for six seasons before wrapping up in 1996.  And, though nostalgic, the Fresh Prince reunion likely won’t lead to any kind of series reboot. Smith last year told E! News that he would do a Fresh Prince revival “pretty close to when hell freezes over.”

“Like, we’re going to leave that one alone,” he added.