I made a post the other day on Face Book about the original Aunt Viv. I was talking about how they just switched her from the dark skin Aunt Viv to the light skin Aunt Viv after she had the baby (little Nicky lol). One of my friends (S/O to @Zay Zanders) was telling me how the original Aunt Viv was crazy and that was the real reason she was kicked off the show & it seems she is pissed!
Janet Hubert played the matriarch for three seasons and then Daphne Maxwell Reid was there for the show’s final three seasons. Will Smith told an Atlanta radio station in 1993, mid-original-controversy, “I can say straight up that Janet Hubert wanted the show to be The Aunt Viv of Bel Air Show because I know she is going to dog me in the press. She has basically gone from a quarter of a million dollars a year to nothing. She’s mad now but she’s been mad all along. She said once, I’ve been in the business for 10 years and this snotty-nosed punk comes along and gets a show.’ No matter what, to her I’m just the Antichrist.”
There have been other videos & interviews of the rest of the cast speaking about Janet Hubert. She tries to paint a picture about the cast as if they were all phony and they really didn’t like each other, but looks like she’s just a little salty. Check out this video to explain things a little better.
Reporting live from earkandyradio Brittney Miller