Get ready to do the Carlton because the cast of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air got together to do lunch over the weekend. Alfonso Ribeiro did not say why Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Will Smith (Will), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Vivian) and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey) all got together again to shoot the breeze almost 21 years after the sitcom ended, but he did say that he wishes his TV father James Avery was still around to complete the reunion.
Since we don’t know why they reunited, let’s assume it is because they want to do a television reunion. Smith could totally use it to help his career. Plus, we want to see them all together again on the small screen just like we love seeing the Full House and Gilmore Girls casts reviving their shows for Netflix. Let’s petition for it to happen because they look as close as ever!
Ed Sheeran was on Capital FM and fan asked him to sing the theme song to her other love Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The DJ told him he didn’t have to do it, but before he could even finish saying that, the singer started playing his guitar. Instead of singing it as is, he gave the tune his own special touch. I never thought that song could be any better, but he found a way!
I know he announced that his 3rd album will come out on 3/3, but I hope there is still time to add this to the tracklist. It is the best song of his that I have heard since Shape of You and Castle on the Hill.
Back in the ’90s, Friends was the biggest show on television and all of the actors were household names. So big, Hollywood tried to turn the small screen stars into big screen ones and for almost of them it failed. But that didn’t stop the studios from offering some of them pictures deals.
Case in point, David Schwimmer starred in the huge dud Pallbearer with Gwyneth Paltrow, but before it came out Miramax thought it was going to be huge. So huge, they offered him a 3 picture deal. He told The Hollywood Reporter that he negotiated a deal with them where he would direct his first feature and all of his friends from his Chicago Theater Company would star in it. A year after he bombed in Pallbearer, it was time to direct Since You’ve Been Gone, but Miramax asked him to star in Men in Black. He didn’t want to disappoint his friends, who turned out work to be in movie, so he declined the role that eventually went Will Smith.
Take a minute to soak that in.
Now imagine what the movie would’ve been like with Ross playing Agent J. We never would’ve gotten Men In Black II which was Smith’s last good movie. And we also probably would not have gotten some of the Smith’s more recent pieces of crap.
Wait now I am trying to think how this is a bad thing that he turned down the role in Men In Black. Maybe it could’ve been a good thing because there is no way the film would’ve been as successful with him as the lead and it would’ve saved us from a lot of Smith’s recent failures. Someone try to convince me he made the right choice for us.
I should say, his reason for turning down the role is very honorable. His friends should thank him every time they talk to him because he sacrificed a lot for them.
After several box office duds, Will Smith is looking to go back to his roots. TV Line is reporting that in the next few weeks, his production company will be pitching a reboot of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Details are still sketchy because it is in the early stages.
Even though they don’t say it, I am sure Will Smith’s youngest children Jaden and Willow will have roles on the show, since what else are they doing. I mean, it isn’t like their dad hasn’t bought remakes for them before.