I WASN'T KIND : WILL SMITH CRIES


Will Smith cried as his The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar Janet Hubert, who played Aunt Viv on the hit 90s sitcom, spoke about how the actor mistreated her on set.

The emotional conversation happened during Friday's episode of the Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk.

"He was young, he was out of control in his own way, he had all this power. There was a need for me to have professionalism on the set, because I was used to it, especially as a dancer."

"I would sit in my car some nights and not want to go anywhere. I didn't want to go home, I didn't want to go to work. The misconception of me was that I was haughty, difficult, wanted to be the star of the show."

"As the oldest woman on that set, there's that respect level that I just needed to have of being an older woman, a Black woman. I had been banished and they said it was you who banished me, because I didn't laugh at your jokes. Then they ordered me to stay in my room, I couldn't come out on the stage. And I wasn't unprofessional on the set, I just stopped talking to everybody."

Will admitted to his rude behavior and said: "I wasn't perceptive and, ultimately, I wasn't kind." He added that the tension between the two was behind the decision to "reduce her role."

Due to their feud, Janet was offered a "messed up" deal that would allow her to work for two months and two weeks without taking on other jobs during that time.


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