‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Star Janet Hubert Shares Emotional Turmoil That Led to Leaving Aunt Viv Role

Prince Fresh Bel-Air a special reunion on HBO Max will feature the long-awaited reunion between Will Smith and Janet Hubert. Hubert played Aunt Vivian on the sitcom, but left the show in his third season. Daphne Reid played Aunt Viv for the rest of the series.

Janet Hubert in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Janet Hubert Chris Cuffaio / NBCU Photo Bank

Showbiz Cheat Sheet saw an early screen of the Fresh Prince Bel-Air reunion. We’ll have more stories from the thrower conversation, but first a preview of what Hubert appeared before the November 19 special premieres.

Janet Hubert was going through a personal ordeal during ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’

Hubert says that her side of the Fresh Prince Bel-Air a story never came out. She reveals in the special reunion that she had marital problems when she was pregnant in the third season.

“Something I wanted to clarify in that third season when I got pregnant was a lot of things going on in my life and in Will’s life as well,” Hubert said. “There was a bit of a break because I was pregnant. Home life was not good at all. I was no longer laughing, laughing, joking because things were going on that no one knew about. The crew had no idea what was going on. “

Janet Hubert and James Avery
Janet Hubert and James Avery Chris Haston / NBCU Photo Bank

“When I left the show, I had this new baby and no one,” Hubert told Smith. “The family rejected me. Hollywood didn’t bother me. My family said, ‘You have ruined our name.’ And, I was not an unprofessional on set. I stopped talking to everyone because I didn’t know who to trust because I was put off. They said it was you who stopped me because you are the Will. You were a child. It was sad. ”

Smith apologizes to Hubert during their conversation.

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