Remember when The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Aunt Viv was all of a sudden…a different Aunt Viv?
Well, 25 years later we finally know how Will Smith felt about the sudden switch-up. In an interview with BBC radio’s A.Dot, Smith is asked about the first Aunt Viv versus the second and he diplomatically says, “Both of the Aunt Vivs were really, really fantastic.”
Keep in mind Will says this just weeks after Janet Hubert, the first Aunt Viv, went at Jada Pinkett Smith regarding boycotting the Oscars with stingers like, “Miss Thing, does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak?”
Smith went on to compliment Hubert on her artistry:
“I think when you make a show, any time that you make a change it’s going to be excruciating and painful. I think that Janet Hubert brought a really powerful dignity to the show. I think she’s brilliant. I think as an artist there’s so many things that she does. She sings, she dances, she’s like a really powerful artist. I loved what she brought to the Fresh Prince.”
Will also mentioned that he still plans on boycotting the Oscars and even jokes about possibly giving Jaden and Willow too much creative freedom.
“Jaden is one hundred percent fearless,” Smith said. “He will do anything. As a parent it’s scary. But he is willing to live and die by his own artistic decisions. He just doesn’t concern himself with what people think.”
If Jaden was creatively stifled, then we wouldn’t have gems like this:
And where would the world be without philosophical greats like Jaden Smith and DJ Khaled?
Watch Will’s latest interview above.
SOURCE: Jezebel | VIDEO SOURCE: YouTube
Before They Were "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" Cast (PHOTOS)
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1. Before: this cutie had small appearances on Sesame Street, but she also played Eddie Murphy's little sister in the opening sketch of his "Raw" film back in 1987.
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2. Tatyana Ali went on to play Will's little cousin, Ashley.
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3. Before: she was rolling with the A-Team back in '83.
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4. Daphne Maxwell Reid went on to play the second Aunt Viv.
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5. Before: he served coffee to the seventh doctor in the UK hit, "Doctor Who."
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6. Joseph Marcell went on to play the wise-cracking but lovable butler for the Banks, Geoffrey.
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7. Before: he was DJ-ing and letting the people know that girls ain't nothing but trouble with his bestie/groupmate.
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8. DJ Jazzy Jeff went on to play Will's best friend on the show and a menace to Uncle Phil.
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9. Before: he was rapping/preaching that parents just don't understand back in '88.
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10. Will went on to play the goofy and charming Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
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11. Before: he voiced the villain Shredder in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" in the late '80s.
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12. James Avery went on to play Will's hard-ass but caring Uncle Phil.
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13. Before: this beauty earned some of her early acting chops in "Boyz n Hood," playing Cuba Gooding Jr.'s love interest.
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14. Nia Long went on to play Will's long-time girlfriend.
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15. Before: he played Ricky's break-dancing best friend in the '80s hit "Silver Spoons."
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16. Alfonso Ribeiro went on to play Will's dorky but kinda-hot cousin, Carlton.
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17. Before: this other cutie played Buckwheat in "Little Rascals" back in 1990.
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18. Around the same time, Ross Bagley went on to play the adorable Little Nicky.
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19. Before: she was making waves in the modeling scene when she was just 15.
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20. Tyra Banks played Will's feisty former sweetheart and manager of The Peacock Shop.
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