He’s said he’d like to enter politics, and Will Smith has proved to extremely diplomatic when it comes to discussing his former Fresh Prince co-star Janet Hubert, who viciously bashed him and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith over their boycott of this year’s Oscars.
Hubert played Aunt Viv for three seasons on the 90’s sitcom before being replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid (Hubert has, for years, claimed that Smith had her fired), and during a chat with BBC Radio 1Xtra, Smith, 47, was asked which of the two actresses he liked better.
“I think that both of the Aunt Vivs were really, really fantastic,”; he said. “I think when you make a show, any time you make a change, it’s going to be excruciating and painful. I think that Janet Hubert Whitten brought a really powerful dignity to the show.”
He continues to take the high road, adding that Hubert is “brilliant”; and “an artist.”;
“There’s so many things that she does: She sings, she dances, she’s like a really powerful artist. So I loved what she brought to The Fresh Prince,” he says.
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