’90s tele­vi­sion cast makes time for catch-up

Central and North Burnett Times - - READ - — Natalie Wolfe, news.com.au’’

‘‘ 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.”

PHOTO: ARTHUR MOLA/AP

Will Smith started his act­ing ca­reer on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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