“The Prince of rap”, One of the most popular series of the 90s, has had one of the most emotional encounters regarding its cast. The television comedy that aired between 1990 and 1996 had several changes over the years, although one of the most talked about was the departure of the actress Janet Hubert.
The story ofWill Smith, a boy from Philadelphia that after having an altercation with a dangerous gang, he is forced by his mother to go live with his Rich dudes in Bel-Air in The Angels. His arrival will bring more than one problem to the family and the butler due to the differences in customs between relatives.
In fictionJanet Hubert played Vivian Banks for three seasons and got along very well with the other characters in the series. However, behind the scenes the actress lived a hell, one driven by the same actors and an aggression that Will Smithrecently admitted at the re-encounter.
After several decades, the two faced each other for the 30th anniversary of the series, explaining their reasons why they acted a certain way when all the trouble happened. As mentioned TVLine, they both had their own problems at the time, but Hubert suffered the most.
WHY DID WILL SMITH ABUSE JANET HUBERT?
In the year 1993, fans of the series were surprised to see that Janet Hubert I no longer played the aunt vivi. The actress was changed by Daphne Maxwell and fans didn’t get a response from this. She directly accused Will Smith of his departure and of alter the scripts so that the whole story revolves around him, disparaging the work of their colleagues.
In the face of such assertions, Smith he did not remain silent and pointed at a radio station Atlanta what working with Hubert was complicated. “[Ella] I wanted to turn the series into ‘The Aunt Vivian Show from Bel-Air’. She is crazy and always has been. He once said, ‘I’ve been in the business for 10 years,’ and this brat comes in and is given a leading role in a series. ‘ [Tras su salida] It’s basically gone from a quarter of a million dollars a year to nothing. Now she is angry, but has been all the time “.
The actress revealed that her difficulties on set had nothing to do with the cast, but mainly because of her situation at home, including what she described as a “very abusive marriage”. She explained that leaving the series was devastating for her and even compared it to a death sentence:
“I lost everything, reputation, everything, and I understand that you could move on, but you know those words: to call a black woman difficult in Hollywood is the kiss of death. And it’s hard enough being a dark skinned woman in this business“, be sincere Janet telling him that for more than 30 years it was difficult to get a job as an actress after the problems she had with the actor.
Will he looks visibly shocked when he admits “I’m trying to put some logic into it, but the feeling … It’s not who I want to be or how I want to make people feel. My whole life and career is focused on aggressively trying to make people feel the opposite of that.“.
In her conversation with him Dr. Ramani, a psychologist who helped both actors lead this conversation, Will Smith He said that his childhood was hard because of him violent father that I had. Jokes and joy were his defense mechanisms And it seems, Janet He relived all this feeling from the past and Will just wanted everyone on the set to be happy and keep laughing.
On the other hand, he also commented that the dynamic with his mother influenced the conflict. He always needed the support of women because as he was his mother’s child, his father beat his mother and he could not protect her, feeling accepted by them was a necessity. This changed when on set Hubert started showing signs of discomfort because of the abusive situation in your home.
In the end, both commented that they were tired of the situation they were living and decided to make the passes with a tearful hug. The actress’s statements about what she suffered after leaving the show (pregnant, with her family saying that she ruined her last name, with Hollywood and his friends turning their backs on him) will still remain in the mind of Will Smithbut now he has at least acknowledged what he did and publicly apologized to Janet Hubert.
Will Smith and the reunion with the cast of “The Prince of Rap”