’90s television cast makes time for catch-up
‘‘ We all felt like he was the centrepiece or the nucleus of that show. Without him, it just doesn’t work.
IT IS not just classmates who celebrate reunions. Back in April, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast met for a catch-up.
Actor Alfonso Ribeiro, who played the dancing Carson, took to Instagram to share a snap of the Fresh Prince “family”, captioning the post with a tribute to their co-star James Avery, who died in 2014.
“Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete,” he wrote.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was one of the most beloved sitcoms of the 1990s and aired for six seasons before concluding in 1995.
While Will Smith was already a famous rapper when the series began, the show was instrumental in starting his acting career, which led to Forbes naming him “the most bankable star worldwide” in 2013.
Despite the show being a smash hit, Smith has been adamant a reunion isn’t on the cards.
“I don’t think ever, like pretty close to when hell freezes over,” the actor told E! News.
Ribeiro also said he thought the show should be left as it was to honour Avery’s legacy.
He said since the actor died, the chances of a Fresh Prince reunion were non-existent.
“I don’t think we feel as a cast that we would do even our fans justice. We all felt like he was the centrepiece or the nucleus of that show. Without him, it just doesn’t work. So even if the whole cast comes to support me on the show, we’re not looking for that to happen. And that’s okay.”
Will Smith started his acting career on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.