This Fresh Prince Reunion Didn’t Sit Well With One Cast Member
If you take a look at the above picture taken by none other than Carlton Banks himself, Alfonso Ribeiro, you might notice a someone missing from the picture. Ribeiro posted the picture to Instagram after reuniting with some cast members last weekend.
During their get together, Ribeiro was joined by Tatyana Ali who played Ashley, Karyn Parsons who played Hilary, Daphne Reid who played Aunt Vivian (the second one), Joseph Marcell who played Geoffrey, and of course, Will Smith who played played Will.
Uncle Phil who was played by James Avery, passed away on December 31st, 2013, and he still remains in the cast members’ hearts. In the caption Rebeiro says that he still wishes he was here to make the reunion ‘complete’.
But hold on a second, what about the first Aunt Vivian who was played by Janet Hubert? She was there for the first three of the show’s six seasons, surely they could’ve extended an invitation?
In the end, it seems like she didn’t take it well and even went on to call Alfonso a media hoe and that she has no interest in seeing them anyway. Even in 2011 when another Fresh Prince reunion of sorts happened, TMZ caught up with Hubert as she (once again) wasn’t invited. At that time she said, “There will never be a reunion,” and she called Will an a**hole.
Clearly there’s some bad blood and there’s some old wounds that haven’t healed yet.