Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Janet Hubert Calls Will Smith An A-Hole


Janet Hubert was the first Vivian in Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. She or the other Vivian for that matter were noticeably absent from the reunion photo which was released last week of cast members from the show. When Vivian was asked by TMZ if there ever would be a reunion she said, "There will never be a reunion ... as I will never do anything with an a**hole like Will Smith." Janet still blames Will Smith for getting her fired when she was pregnant on the show and said he was a spoiled snotty brat then and is still one now. Well, at least she states her mind and does not back down. After ten years you can tell that firing still stings a lot.

32 comments:

Rita said...

She also says 'I've been in the business for 10 years and this snotty-nosed punk comes along and gets a show.'

I think it's he said/she said: he fired her ass for her snotty attitude, and she hated him and was jealous for simply getting a show, after doing nothing in Hollywood.

DixieTheNoble82 said...

If he really did get her fired & I was her - I'd be super pissed too.

We all know HIS name (and the fact he has a lot of $$$), maybe we'd know hers just as well had he not been an ass.

Basil said...

I wonder where Zenu stands in regards to firing someone who is pregnant

Anyway, Fresh Prince of Bel Air wasn't that huge of a show, and Will Smith was still getting his toes wet regarding acting, so I am not sure he really had the power to get someone fired. Not that I am defending him as I think his kids are spoiled and completely disrespectfull, which comes from the parents raising them

ETA I have never forgiven him for smearing gays at the same time he was playing a gay man. So yeah Aunt Viv, he is a brat.

RenoBlondee said...

Hmmm, it's hard to say. None of the other cast members seem to have a problem with him. She sounds very bitter, but she might be right to feel that way, who knows.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

I totally believe her description of him.

Pookie said...

while i don't doubt that WS may have pulled a power trip move...i'm a little saddened that this lady is still so bitter. that's a lot of anger to hold on to.

wow.

angie said...
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angie said...

she was fired nearly 19 years ago, not 10.

The Black Cat said...

I understand why she would be upset, it's unpleasant enough to be fired that I couldn't even imagine how worse it would be pregnant on top of that.

DixieTheNoble82 said...

@Pookie, I agree w/ you about it being a long time to be bitter.

I would of been pissed if I felt Will Smith robbed me of potential millions but at some point you have to move on.

I can't imagine he would have or ever could have the ability to completely ruin someones career. Maybe she of channeled that anger into making a name for herself, with or without the Fresh Prince Of Bel Air.

DixieTheNoble82 said...

*she should have channeled.

I need to proof-read more often.

Pookie said...

^Dixie...exactly.

that's just giving someone way too much power. nothing wrong w/ anger, esp. if it's justified, but to be that bitter-sounding almost 20 yrs after the fact...oh HELL no. channel it productively, for pete's sake.

MISCH said...

She's right...but she needs to get past it, anger is unhealthy.

Rita said...

^I think Janet Hubert was one of those actresses who were classically trained, and were quite snobbish to all actors who weren't. Imagine her disdain when the Fresh Prince of Bel Air got a job almost right off the bat, without any proper theater training. Just rap and street cred.

Wonder what she thinks of the Kardashians and the like. But yeah, you are right, 20 years is a long time to hold on to a grudge. Especially in Hollywood. If Roman Polanski is getting fawned upon, she should be able to leave the past behind, and even maybe get a job out of playing nice.

Tempestuous Grape said...

Love the honesty.

Principessa said...

That is a long time to hold a grudge, but to be honest, were there really lots of opportunities for middle aged black women at the time? If she was pregnant and then unable to find another lucrative job like the one on Fresh Prince, I can absolutely understand being bitter towards the little shit who got her fired and then went on to make hundreds of millions. Will Smith seems like a huge prick. The ridiculous trailers, the nepotism, the alleged boyfriend-rape...

Rita said...

^Alleged boyfriend rape??

crila16 said...

Will Smith is a snotty brat...and so are his horrible, arrogant, egotistic kids. I refuse to watch anything with any of his kids in it. I can't stand the whole Smith lot, including Jada who is talentless and would be a C list without Will.

Anonymous said...

If the other cast members had gone on to bigger, better things, I could understand still being bitter but that cast picture could be used with an article titled "Where are they now?"

That was a terrible show, I pray there'll be no reunion.

hollywood dime said...

A friend of mine worked on that set. She was fired because she called Will a 'fucking faggot'. Let's not forget that will was not only the star of the show but a producer.

Henriette said...

I think this is pretty old news. That show was dreadful, but most of the sitcoms at that time were. What happened to his partner Jazzy? Never hear about him anymore.

Dulcinea said...

Hollywood Dime...charming. Just what I would expect a classically trained thespian to utter.

JasonBlueEyes said...

@angie - I was going to say the same thing. This show ended almost 16 years ago.

I see Karyn Parsons is still hot though.

SeattleMarge said...

Who are those two young white fellows? I don't remember them on the show.

Anotheramy said...

Hollywood stars are notoriously difficult to deal with so you can just imagine how bad the ones who get fired for it must behave. Debra Winger and Shelly Long come to mind. Sounds like this woman may have been another over the top diva.

JasonBlueEyes said...

What was Shelly Long fired for? Didn't she quit CHEERS to pursue a movie career?

Anonymous said...

By most accounts, Janet Whitten was self-absorbed and mean to everyone who crossed her path. Maybe Will was a brat, but she was no picnic to deal with and it was his show. So she had to go.

Mooshki said...

"She was fired because she called Will a 'fucking faggot'."

So, a more than well-deserved firing!

"the alleged boyfriend-rape"

Oh, come on, that was just a blind item that most people thought was James Franco. You can't hold pure speculation against him.

MadLyb said...

Never watched the show. Don't care. However, that's a little bit of a lie because I'm taking the time to post this (out of sheer boredom, mind you.)

FitwithLizzie said...

Doesn't this sound like a BI Enty posted awhile back? I think a lot of people thought it was Kirk Cameron, but a few people tossed around a WS/JH guess.

Lelaina Pierce said...

I don't think she has EVER spoken highly of Will Smith. Seems like this topic came up recently..?

Who are the dudes on the end??

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