Aunt Viv isn’t feeling nostalgic.
Janet Hubert, who played the original Aunt Viv on the 90s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” has some words for her television son, Alfonso Ribeiro — and her remarks aren’t dripping with motherly love.
“I know the media [expletive] Alphonso Ribeiro has posted his so called (sic) reunion photo. Folks keep telling me about it,” Hubert wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. “He was always the [expletive] wipe for Will (Smith). There will never be a true reunion of the Fresh Prince. I have no interest in seeing any of these people on that kind of level.”
Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks, posted a photo of the cast — sans Hubert — onto his Instagram page on March 27.
“Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family,” he captioned the photo.”Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete.”
Avery, who played Uncle Phil, passed away four years ago from complications during open heart surgery.
Will Smith uploaded a photo of his own onto Facebook, writing the cast members were his “BFFs” and missing Uncle Phil.
Hubert said she wasn’t offended over the non-invite, but said it served as an incentive to reveal behind-the-scene details surrounding the show.
“It does however prompt me to take some meetings in Hollywood to pitch my memoir PERFECTION IS NOT A SITCOM MOM, and tell of the behind the scenes story before I leave this earth,” she wrote.
Hubert was replaced with Daphne Maxwell-Reid in 1993, after three seasons. Since her departure from the show, there has been bad blood between Smith and Hubert.
Following Hubert’s firing, Smith told an Atlanta radio station in 1993 that Hubert was angry over his successes.
“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,” the actor said at the time. “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.'”
In 2016, Hubert denounced Smith’s claims that she was difficult to work with.
“Janet Hubert was never difficult on that set. Janet Hubert was so professional, it wasn’t even funny,” the actress told the women of The Real. “I think Will simply needed to win, and I think sometimes when you get caught up in a lie and those things never happened. She never left the set. I never left the set. We got along great.”