Not that she was invited, but Janet Hubert clarified that she’d never show her face on the set of Wendy Williams’ show; however, a “Fresh Prince” reunion is another story.
Though her relationships with her former co-stars are still a bit strained, Janet said she would be down to play the role of Aunt Viv again.
“Absolutely,” Janet responded when TheGrio.com asked if she’d reunite with Will Smith, Alphonso Ribeiro and other former cast members.
“I would say to [Will], we need to heal this. You’ve done some things; you’ve said some things that were totally untrue and you know that they were untrue. I’ve said some things that I probably should have never said,” she said.
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” left the airwaves more than 10 years ago, but questions still loom about why Janet was replaced as the matriarch of the fictional Banks family. According to her, it was a run-of-the-mill contract negotiation dispute.
“I felt like I was an integral part of that, and felt valuable, but you cannot feel valuable in Hollywood,” she said.
Janet, who hasn’t had such a major TV role since, is back in the news after writing a scathing open letter to Wendy Williams, who asked “Fresh Prince” alumna, Tatyana Ali about the origin of the continued friction.
That “struck a nerve” with Janet who said she was home minding her own business when she heard Wendy speaking about her, and she’s not interested in the negativity.
“I would accept her offer for forgiveness but I would not appear on her show. Her talk show to me is a platform of hatred. It’s a bully platform. If she simply cut out the hot topics part of it, I think it would be a really lovely show,” said Janet. “It’s like a giant disco from the ‘80s. It’s tacky. I don’t do tacky.”