For years there were tabloid rumors surrounding how the first Aunt Viv from the Fresh Prince Of Be Air fired. The unofficial word was that she and actor Will Smith had a falling out - and that Will demanded that she be fired.
Well in a new interview with Essence magazine, actress Janet Hubert (AKA the first Aunt Viv) dished the dirt ... well kinda. Here's what they're reporting:
Q: The reports were you and Will didnít get along. Is that true?
Aunt Viv: We got along fine. We had so much fun on that set. Thatís why I was so shocked. But there was something about Will at that time that I hope has changed. He always had to win. He has an unbelievable competitive spirit.
Q: How did all of that affect your career?
Aunt Viv: I actually wrote a book, ďMurder of a Sitcom Mother.Ē I needed to set the record straight for my son. [But Iím not] going to publish the book because my soul is healed. Iím getting a chance to talk to you, to talk to the public and to let people hear my side, finally, 15 years later. It was devastating what happened to me afterwards. Unbelievable things happened. It was horrible.
Girrrrrl ... you better tell what happened. We know that there's a whole lot more to this story ...
OHH, AUNT VIV.
I LOVE THAT SHOW.....
STILL WATCHING IT ;)
DANG! THIS IS OLD NEWS BUT I GOT TO READ THEIS BOOK! AUNT VIV! HOLLA AT YOUR GIRL.... CHI-TOWN BABY
she said something diff in the S2S mag
she was blacked balled and couldn't get any other work. It was wrong for Wil to go to this extreme
I loved her as Aunt Viv! but yeah this is old news.
Will is at home dreaming in his bed filled with millions.
I Love Logan Milan... hurry back.
Ooooh,get over it! How many years ago was this?
the show is old sooo get over it
I LOVEEEEEEE that show!!!! Anyawy, I've always wanted to know what happened with why she left, I think they should've kept her. I wanna read that book!!
i dont care
she wasnt that good of an actor in the first place
I liked her in all but I honestly felt maybe she was too dark to be the mother thats why they dropped her and went with a lighter skin actress....not sayin its fair but hey sh!t happens
MTO HAVE LAME STORIES TODAY! D-LIST ARTISTS DAY YG BERG, GIRL FROM MOESHA AND THIS. Gots to do better.
she was always the more talented mom on the show. she can sing, dance, and she's a very good actress. they should've never let her go.
i LOVE THIS AUNT VIV BETTER THAN THE LIGHT SKINNED ONE AFTER HER.
Will Smith was the star of the show. So if anybody was to get fired it wouldn't be him. The same as with J.J. and the father on Good Times. But, the fact that her *** didn't work for twenty years after that show is no reflection on Will. He didn't have the power to blackball anybody. She is a DARK-skinned woman in Hollywood, and not that great an actress.
OMG MTO this is your top stories.
THIS IS A CAPITALISTIC SOCIETY, EITHER YOU COMPETE OR YOU GET LEFT BEHIND. THE STRONG SURVIVE.
Yeah, there might be more, but 20 years later, who cares? Isn't there an Obama story that could've gone up top?
WELL WHITE AMERICA WAZ AND ARE STILL NOT READY FOR A DARK SKINNED NUBEAN QUEEN TO BE IN THE HOMES OF PRIME TYME SUBURBIA
YALL KNOW THAT THEY ALSO GOT RID OF THAT DARK SKINNED GURL WHO WAZ ON THE VERY 1ST 3 OR 4 EPISODES OF "MY WIFE AND KIDS"
WHITE AMERICA ALONG WITH BLACK AMERICA STILL ARENT READY FOR THE CHANGES THATZ COMING. HOPEFULLY OBAMA CAN WEATHER THE STORM.
I wondered what happened
I don't believe Will had that type of power, maybe now but not back then! She probably was asking for all this money.
I always wondered what happened to Aunt Viv, they said at the time that she was trying to take over and had to be dismissed. Truth is, the replacement Viv ruined the show.
This is news???
I knew from way back that Will was the reason she was kicked off the show. I wonder if she was blacked listed because of it. We haven't seen much of her since the show.
i like her as aunt viv. she looked better. the kids looked more like her. she was great.
I remember my dad wouldn't let us watch the show after Aunt Viv was fired, & the new one came in. Will Smith was NOT allowed in our house. LOL he was all mad & $h1t. Now I see why.
@playne... it was Claire. I didn't like the first one myself. She was hoity-toity & a brat.
i thought it was between her and the producers on the show, and that she was the one trying to compete with will as far as gettin' air time. also she was a trip behind the scenes.
And the first Claire was on for at least a season or 2.
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15yrs later let it go after all this time it hasn't been resolved. If there is a whole lot more to the story so what it ain't my business Aunt Viv needs to settle whatever she isn't settled with Will not the tabloids and MTO
She better watch it or she will be black listed but i think it too late for that its been years she might as well spell her guts...she most likely was paid off to keep her mouth ***... the money has properly ran out she ready to run her trap...lol
I think will is fake,he's an actor so there you go.
To be black listed after working with someone who is a big baby,Yes baby, he is not competitive just spoiled and corrupted he wants everything his way his marriage for instance can tell you that much, he wants her, her and who knows what ever else.Thats what happens when you sell your soul to the devil for fame and fortune, You tend to forget about whats right and doing right, instead when wrong comes your way you would break your neck at the opportunity to do wrong.
i just dont believe this..not for a second..
She is affraid to tell all because Wil Smith is a very powerful rich respected QUEEN and chile they are nothing to mess with She was so much better as Aunt Vib tho
HEY PLAINE...WAT'S UP LADY? HOW'S WAS YOUR WEEKEND MA?
Shows been off the air for years. Why say anything.. esp now?
15 years... let it go move on. That's to long to let your soul wither on any issue.
WHAT'S SO FUNNY ABOUT THIS STORY IS, NOT ONLY IS THIS INFORMATION WELL BEYOND OLD, A DAY LATE & DOLLA'S ***...BUT 2 SAY THAT WILL HAS SUCH A COMPETITIVE NATURE COMES AS NO SURPRISE,.....CAUSE IN HOLLYWOOD, ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE.....SHE OBVIOUSLY HASN'T & WHO CARES AUNT VIV...LOL.
WILL HAS FAR SURPASSED HER & HER CAREER WITH SO MANY PROJECTS WHILE HER CAREER SEEMINGLY CAME 2 A SCREECHING HALT....THAT'S HER FAULT THO. DON'T BE UPSET WITH A HUNGRY LIL BROTHA FROM PHILLY WHO WENT FROM RAPPIN 2 STR8 CRAPPIN ON HER ON HIS WAY TO THE TOP.....LOL
IT SIMPLY SHOWS THAT HE WAS YOUNG, HUNGRY, A GO-GETTA & NOTHING COMES 2 A SLEEPER, BUT A DREAM.....WAKE UP AUNT VIV, IF SHE COULD HOLD A CANDLE 2 WILL, THERE PERHAPS WOULD HAVE BEEN SOME COMPETITION, BUT I CANT SEE HER BEING AN OBSTICLE 4 WILL IN ANY RESPECT, HE'S WAYYY GIFTED & TALENTED & THUS THE WINNER!!!
GET OVER IT AUNT VIV...SHE SHOULD HAVE NEVER EVEN MENTIONED THE BOOK IF SHE HAD NO INTENTIONS ON PUBLISHING IT.....YET ANOTHER FAILED ATTEMPT AT ***....HOW SAD!
Im sure this is old because she wouldnt take this long to report this would she
I've always loved the original aunt Vivian better. She had a personality. The replacement Vivian was so dry and boring. I still watched the show but it wasn't the same without the original Vivian!!!
Old news, next!
The book was her way of venting. She was upset with what had happened on the set. As she stated in the interview, her soul his healed. She reacted like most would have, wanting to trash their so called enemy. I respect the fact she was woman enough to be a bigger person and not release the book. Don't nobody know what kinda person Will was then except those who worked wit him. Her story could be true!!!
she's just now saying sumthin that show ended at least 10 years ago
they let a good actor and a good dark-skinned, beautiful woman go....
But no suprise... that's what you get in the corporate system
This is s[SPAM] late...and I don't believe her...I never did. Why would he have to be competitive if it's his show...it wasn't like Webster where the black kid stole the show from the white celebrity couple...this show was his from the outset...so whatever would he be competing for? I think she was a phenomenal and serious actress who just didn't like the fact that the show revolved around somebody who literally had to mumble the other person's lines during taping in order to deliver his own...I think she found his being the numero uno absurd. And perhaps that belief would have had a tiny bit of merit had it not been a silly sitcom... She was funny, if that helps her in any way...and I totally missed her character when she left...she was funny and unbelievably talented...not to mention so extraordinarily beautiful...*** it was Will's show...not hers..
I think Will has the CoS behind him now, she'd better be careful and be quiet
I LOVE WILL SMITH...IF HE WAS THAT WAY THEN, HE HAS GROWN SO MUCH SUNCE THEN..AND HE IS A LEADING MALE ACTOR..WHY HASN'T ANYONE ELSE COMPLAINED ABOUT THIS...SO CALLED COMPETITIVE ACTOR...
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I WOULD LUV THE ADD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THEY SHOULD OF KEPT HER SHE WAS THE BETTER AUNT VIV TO ME THE OTHER ONE WAS TOO CORNY AND NOT FUNNY...
THAT'S A SHAME. SHE REALLY WAS THE BEST AUNT VIVE. SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL AND HAD A FIGURE I'D KILL FOR. BUT HOLLYWO0D DOESN'T CARE MUCH FOR THE DARK SKINNED SISTER. SO *** EM. HOLLYWOOD AINT NOTHING BUT A FAKE *** INDUSTRY ANYWAY AND WILL SMITH IS THE FAKEST OF THEM ALL. *** EM ALL.
The show kinda lost sum kew points after she was fired...
I AGREE DREAYONN...
IT SEEM LIKED WHEN SHE GOT PREG AND HAD THE BABY THAT HAD NO MORE ROOM FOR HER AND REPLACED HER WITH THE CORNY LIGHT SKIN AUNT VIV AND THAT FUNNY LOOKIN LIL BOY WHO DID'NT BRING NOTHIN TO THE SHOW ANYWAY SHE SHOULD STILL DO HER BOOK IF FAITH AND KIM HOSORIO ARE SO CAN U AUNT VIV LOL...
MTO, Y'ALL NEED TO STOP THIS *** OR Y'ALL *** ARE GONNA GET SUED FOR SLANDER. AND Y'ALL KNOW Y'ALL AINT CARRYING BIG DOUGH. I SAW MS HBERT-WHITTEN ON T.V. A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO. SHE SAID THAT WILL SMITH DIDNT CONTROL THE SHOW IT WAS THE PRODUCERS WHO FIRED HER. SHE SAID THE PRODUCERS OF THE SHOW STOPPED SHOWING HER AND PHIL ROGETHER AS A LAWYER AND PROFESSOR. AND ONLY WANTED HER WORK DAYS ***, SHE DIDNT LIKE IT BECAUSE SHE WASNT GETTING PAID WELL IN THE FIRST PLACE AND THAT SHE NEEDED THE MONEY BADLY AND TRIED TO GET MORE DAYS ON THE SHOW TO GET A MORE MONEY TO SUPPORT HERSELF. THEY GAVE HER A HARD WAY TO GO. AND THEY SRARTED SHOWING HER LESS AND LESS. SHE SAYS SHE LIKE WILL VERY MUCH AND THINKS HES VERY TALENTED AND FUNNY AND KNEW HE WAS GOING TO MAKE IT BIG. SHE SUPPOSE TO HAVE A CHILDREN DINOSAUR CARTOON SERIES SOON.
Aunt Viv????....She's still alive?????....lol.
What i never got is how light skin Phil *** light skin viv have 3/4 dark kids.????some please explain.
PS. I think Young Berg was behind the firing. Hatin on the dark buts...lol. It's finally all startin 2 make sense...15years later.
I agree wit chucks1
I don't mean to sound mean or whatever but I think Will was jealous of her cause she played Uncle Phil's wife and that's the role he wanted to play LMAO...Cause we all know Uncle Phil and Carlton was How You Doin and so is Will...he was jus jealous of her thats my theory typical DL man jealous of a beautiful powerful woman SMDH. And YES the original Aunt Viv was waaaayyy better than the decoy Hehehe
Stop whining and go get a job, Will was the star of the show not you!
cmon MTO thats not news!! people knew this since the '90s
Show was never as good when she left. If she was blackballed, shame on Will Smith if he was the culprit. Will Smith seems 2 have a big head, 2 go along wit them big azz ears.
LMAO @ DANGA1181
She's just mad her Fresh Prince money runnin out and tryin to start some ***...get a job ***!!
Aunt Viv, I'll take your money and you can sit here and talk to Comcast customer all day ***?
poor aunt viv
she was like the best
OH OK SEXY41 YEAH THE E CHANNEL HAD AN E TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY AND WHAT HAPPENED ON IT TOO...
OK! This interview is 15 years too late...She got fired because she wanted to be the star of the show. The show was called, " The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air " not the " The Fresh Aunt Vivian of Bel-Air " so why try to pull a coup because he is the star and you are the co-star. Everyone knew their roles and played them out, hence everyone else kept their jobs except her. And what exactly has she been in except for " ONE " episode of the Jamie Foxx Show as a acting instructor...lol. C'mon nah ya'll...
Oh, Boo Hoo Aunt ViV! Too little, too late.
She should really publish that book, I always wondered why they replaced her with that light-skin chick
MTO this is old news read about it in J E T mag back in 93.I liked her better as Aunt Viv on the show.
Things sometimes happens for a reason.
She was clearly the best Aunt Viv. She was beautiful, had a wardrobe to die for, and a figure to match, however, if you read the article, Essence asked her the question about Will and she answered it.
Just like Sexy41 broke it down, according to E! THS, she was pregnant and they cut her lines down to almost nothing. In the interview she said, and I paraphrase, Aunt Viv was the one that lived in the mansion, not her. She had gained weight (from being pregnant) and was acting ***.
Everyone keeps saying she should get over it. I think she has. She said she was healed and has moved on.
P.S. She did have a few appearances on the Bernie Mac Show as Wanda's mother.
This news is old plus you can read the whole article in the New Sister 2 Sister Magazines. She is coming out with a children bookbag collection that will be feature at selected Walmarts.
I REMEMBER WILL SAID SHE HAD A BAD ATTITUDE.
Please everyone has said that Will Smith is really a genuinely nice person! And why hasn't he done it to anybody else ever? *** is just mad! She didn't fit that role anyway! The other mother was better! I'm glad they kicked her off! Sour grapes! 15 years? She *** even want to talk about it if she were really "healed".
HAS SHE CHANGRD HER HAIR DO ?
And didn't they say that she was a total *** and nobody liked her? The whole cast and crew? And that's the reason? Because she was demanding and thought she ran the show? She wasn't the star Will was so he got to run TINGS!
wow thats messed up she should rele publish that book so we can find out the REALL story
mmmm ok i belive they r showing rerun.u should have start talking along time ago like 15 years ago. who care now. anywho, back at the ranch we have cows, and horse,
Also out of all the people does she really think that SHE was Will's biggest threat? HA! Tatyana Ali maybe because she had potential to be a future star - her on the other hand no! That is complete garbage. Will did not need to compete will her. His career speaks for itself he was destined to be successful. Some are some aren't.
we dont believe you...
And it has nothing to do with black and white supremacy. This wasn't the Cosby show OK! Ain't no way in hell Uncle Phil and the original Aunt Viv could have had a kid looking like Hilary. But the new one and Uncle Phil could have and still had Carlton and Ashley looking the way they do.
i liked her wayyyy better then the lite-skinned one because she had more sass && attitude.
U WERE THE BEST AUNT VIV TO ME. WHATEVER HAPPENED 15 YEARS AGO. IT HAPPENED LEAVE IT IN THE PAST.
She was GREAT on the show. Will was young then so I'm sure he was competitive and maybe a tad bit childish.
The original Aunt Viv was much better than the second chick. Ole girl had no comedic timing at all.
She got fired because she was too Dark. Quincy Jones was one of the executive producers.I bet it was his idea. His motto is ''The Lighter The Better''. He WORSHIPS white women. If Quincy had full authority over the show, there would have been 3 black men and 3 white women living in the house. The show would have been called ''The Fresh Prince Of Jungle Fever'' and all of Will's girl friends would have been white.
THE 2ND AUNT VIV WAS JUST HORRIBLE. SHE HAD NO PERSONALITY OR NOTHIN. REALLY THE SHOW WAS NEVER THE SAME. THEY MADE HILARY ACT MORE STUPID TOWARDS THE END AND THE SHOW JUST WENT DOWNHILL.
AND @ ***- THE DARK GIRL FROM MY WIFE AND KIDS LEFT B/C HER MAMA DIDNT LIKE THAT EPISODE WHERE RAVEN SYMONE GUEST STARRED AND PLAYED A PREGNANT TEEN. HER MAMA DIDNT WANT HER EXPOSED TO THAT SO SHE TOOK HER DAUGHTER OFF THE SHOW. LOOK THAT UP....NOT EVERYTHING HAS TO DO WITH BEING DARK.
I agree that the first Aunt Viv was alot better on the show then the second one and that she probably was kicked off the show due to the fact that white America is not comfortable with dark skinned African Americans actresses. It's shame but that is just the way this country is. But after 15 years of still talking about how Will Smith did you dirty. It's time to let that whole issue go and try to maybe reclaim what's left of your career.
SHE WAS SMART NOT TO TALK ABOUT WILL AND THE PRODUCERS AT THE TIME THEY LET HER GO BC IT WOULD'VE BACKFIRED ON HER. MOST THE MEN ON THAT SHOW WERE *** OR HAD TENDENCIES SO THEY CARE ABOUT THE FACT THAT SHE JUST HAD A CHILD SHE HAD TO PROVIDE FOR. IF THEY HAD A PROBLEM WITH HER, THEY COULD'VE TRIED TO RESOLVE IT BY DISCUSSING IT WITH HER. THAT'S WHAT A GOOD EMPLOYER DOES.
AS FAR AS HER NOT ANYTHING SINCE THEN, HOLLYWEIRD DOES NOT EMBRACE BLACK WOMEN. I AGREE WITH "MR. ***". HOLLYWEIRD HAS MADE SMALL IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS.
I MEANT THEY "DIDN'T" CARE ABOUT THE FACT SHE HAD A CHILD.
MOST OF HOLLYWEIRD IS ***. THEY HAD A SHOW ON THAT BC HETERO BLACK MEN WERE HAVING PROBLEMS SUCCEEDING IN HOLLYWEIRD BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T ***. GO FIGURE.
My point EXACTLY..." IF " she is so healed and has moved on, WHY is she still talking about 15 years later? If you have moved on you let your credibility and acting prowess show you have moved on...Not saying I'm not going to publish my book because I have healed and moved on. Nah uh uh you are still bitter and sour about it. Why talk about it now...
I thought her being pregnant had something to do with her leaving the show?
Will can do no wrong.
Why all this ole news..... how many yrs ago was this ***....oh plz, get ah life aunt viv.
@The Broken Silence I couldn't agree more. 15 years has passed why say something now???
And I remember her getting on TV and talking about this 10 or so years ago. Well, if she was done wrong I hope she get redeemed for it.
Everyone wants to enjoy 15 minutes of fame, even if it's 15 years later. She's clearly trying to hype her name up...publicity stunt!
Sounds to me like someone still has an ax to grind.......hmmmmm.
"Murder of a Sitcom Mother"...*** really!!!
I PREFER THIS AUNT VIV THAN THE NEW ONE
Stop whining the show's over apparently you haven't gotten over you're still talking about-we've all heard this sob story for the millionth enuff's enuff
Will Smith...Philly Stand Up!
i'm so *** MAD my first comment got erased.... EFFING MTO... well what i pretty much said was... this elderly roach is "tried it" for calling herself coming out of the woodworks and even trying her hand... this bi-centennial hen must NOT have gotten the memo 45 years ago when she was walking her bitter *** around "tellin on Will", that A. she BEEN blacklisted, so it's a little too late to try CLEANING UP the story... and B. it's too *** LATE to be trying to TELL anything any-***-way....
she trippin, and if she know what's best for her, she'd take her D-list *** [and THAT'S pushin it!] and get some *** pride and sense about herself; take her *** on VH1 like the rest of the wanna-bees and has-beens and get it togetha..
---officially socked it TO that hoe!
And I care just how much?
i always wondered what happened to her...just like i wondered what happened to judy winslow but like 15 years ago. why are all these people coming out with these tell alls all LATE!!!??
what mto is showing was taken out of context...I read her article in a magazine...she does not in anyway blame Will Smith for her firing...it had to do totally with the show's producers...mto is trying to instigate.
Umm so old new MTO, step it up!
The 2nd Aunt Viv sucked azz! She was funnier. I always thought it was because of her complexion since she was replaced by a lighter and much boring person.
The 1st Aunt Viv was the best, but she messed up by getting pregnant, why do these female actresses decide to get pregnant as soon as they on a hit show, Tisha Campbell could of gotten pregnant after the Martin hiatus, but she got a kid on My Wife and Kids and Phylicia Rashad on The Cosby Show and Lisa Bonet on Different World, so dumb.
That's because she wanted the show to be more about her when it was about Will. Why couldn't she just play her part like she was hired to do?
SHE WAS MY FAVORITE AUNT VIV.
I liked that Aunt Viv.. she had more ***..
OLD NEWS MY ***...YOU IDIOTS WOULD GIVE UP ON ANYTHING. SHE WAS REPLACED OUT OF NO WHERE. ITS A MYSTERY UNSOLVED AS FAR AS THE PUBLIC GOES. WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY SHE GOT FIRED AND WAS REPLACED BY A WOMEN WITH HALF HER TALENT.THAT'S DEFINITELY SHADY. AND WILL SMITH HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT.IF THAT'S NOT JUICY, THEN THIS ISNT MTO!
i LOVED the original Aunt Viv. she was waaay better than that white-washed, no talent 2nd Aunt Viv. and her dark complexion made more sense when it came to how you got carlton and ashley! i really missed her when she was gone and the show was never quite the same after she left. if will was responsible for her leaving well then he *** himself in the foot because ratings definitely went down when she left. plus, her role and look was timeless-she was like the new clair huxtable-we just wouldn't feel the same about the cosby show if they had suddenly replaced phylicia rashad mid-run. whoever was in charge of letting her go really put a damper on the show and its timelessness as a good black sitcom.
YEAH THATS RIGHT LIKE SOMEONE SAID UP THERE.THE MEN ON THAT SHOW WERE *** OR HAD *** TENDENCIES. THEY DIDNT HAVE SYMPATHY FOR PREGNANCY AND DIDNT UNDERSTAND THAT HAVING A BABY REQUIRE ATTENTION.SO SHE GOT SCREWED BY A BUNCH OF FLAMERS.ANY OTHER SHOW WHERE THE WOMAN GOT PREGNANT WORKED THIER WAY AROUND IT. WILL SMITH WAS SELFISH AND WANTED THINGS HIS WAY.
she was the best Vivan in that show, I loved her character, I'm on her side
She should have told this story long ago. It was so unfair and ***-like for Will to have her fired. She was the better Aunt Viv. The other one just didn't do it for me. Ashley was brownskinned and it made sense to have a brownskinned mom and lighter dad to account for the older sister.
I liked her better than the 2nd aunt viv
MTO has the stupidest group of readers around. You people sound so stupid. The lady was blackballed!!! How can she stfu and get a job?? And if I'm not mistaken, the interviewer asked HER about this situation. She didn't offer this info for no reason at all. You broke b it ches are always pointing fingers.
Half of YOU don't even have jobs. Losers.
In order to blackball anyone, you must have plenty of clout in this particular industry. How much clout did will smith have?
( I am recalling...this was his first acting gig...) lol...
I am out ...let the *** commence...
da_advocator - EXACTLY! and on top of this, this is old news.
she's pointing the finger at will but the whole cast and some crew members stated on tv that she was too hard to work with.
This is what happens when you try to challenge your boss. I remeber her sayning she had 20yrs. in the biz. and she wouldn't listen to a snotty nose punk 'cause Wil was young at the time.
Oh well, we see who won the competion as she calls it!!
She was beautiful, black Aunt Viv and she was the best!! The replacement was horrible. Anyway, she has already told this story. Will did not get her fired, but he didn't fight for them to keep her. The producers did not get along w/ her, during her pregnancy which they wrote into the show. When she came off leave and wanted more money, they refused her and she feels no one really fought for her.
She has major talent, dancing skills and performs all over broadway. She's good! Next story....
Umm, I was waiting for the part where SHE SAID that Will had her fired.
Let me add....she is not "Just" coming out and talking. Read the article in essence. She already addressed this years ago. Essence recently went looking for her, to do a "where are they now" story. When they interviewed her, they ask the question and she answered. How is that her whining about it??? She wouldn't have answered, if they hadn't ask!
Thats not what she said in Ebony
I think she was my favorite aunt ViV
Well I personally thank God for Will being so competitive. I mean if he was happy being second he wouldn't be the higest paid actor black white or otherwise in hollywood right now! So Go Will this sista is Proud of you!
I REALLY LIKED HER IN THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR
HEY LADIES GET YOUR CELEBRITY STYLED BAGS HERE...
must have really been bad for her if she's still talking about it after all this time...
This is sooo old news. Who cares?
When something really bothers a person they talk about until they get some kind of closure. I guess since she's said her peace she can finally move on from this.
Why is this news?
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I cant do it...i tried to act civilized not ot her but aropund her and the *** wont stop *** with me!
she gonna make take a flight to NEW YORK and beat that *** for real!
What a joke you are Spoonisha
I swear, every time I read a comment from you
I laugh, I swear to god!
I laugh at you every time
Fat people say the darnest things, I swear!
You couldnít even meet Vain and them in your own state
Let alone spend money you donít have on plane tickets
Sure. I believe you!
This news is sooo 90ish.
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you are funny i swear!
hey ...i heard you got another space open on your friends request box on myspace!
maybe i should send you a request or sumthin!
or maybe i should email you!
uno momento' por favor.......ok its done!
check yo email womp...i swear you da ***!
now gracias...and have a *** up weekend
Whatís becoming of you spoon? Honestly!
You are ďsoundingĒ like me more and more each day
Why do you look up to me so much?
I know I am different and very creative
But got ***....
I am really starting to get annoyed now
I am honestly not flattered.
Donít watch me bytch, watch tv!
So of course you think I am the ***
Duh! You bite my way of writing, the way I used my words
Someone you didnít think was the ***, you wouldnít copy
Am I right or am I RIGHT?
Haha haha haha
Go back and read the way you use to go at it on here
Again, don't watch me
THIS NEWS IS LIKE 15 YEARS OLD! MTO YALL LATER THAN USUAL.
As much as I like Will Smith, I always knew she was fired. And that was a bad move for the show. I never really felt Dalphine Maxwell as the mother and I thought the show took a step backwards when she left the show. The show was centered around him and should've been, hence the title, but she played her role great. I love Fresh Prince, but my favorite episodes are when she on the show. I think that's unfortunate to have happened to her because she was such a class act.
Oh and I was reading Fridayís post few minutes ago
You "sounded" so happy
Like a fat lady at a "all you can eat" buffet.
So thatís all it took to bring you to life
People acknowledging you again?
***, you need some loving in your life.
I thank yaíll for making spoonís day the past few days! Keep making her day, please! lol
She seemed like she was fighting for a position on Friday
I donít know what or why
But it's like
She wanted someoneís approval...
But whatever makes you feel good lady
Be my guest!
Good luck with that!
Haha haha lol
I am just so glad you no longer have to apologize
anymore...seemed a bit tiring....no? lol
And I am out!
oh please, she should cut it out, maybe they realized it was bad casting, she was dark like me with light skin kids,lol. i agree, she had more personality than the replacement mother, but i have no probs with them letting her go.
Carlton & Ashley were dark skinned. Hillary was very light skinned. Will wasn't even Aunt Viv's nephew by blood, so his caramel color was neither here nor there. Uncle Phil was his blood-relative.
Therefore, the original Aunt Viv & her skin color worked as a parent of the darker 2 kids.
Now, as far as this story being OLD - yeah, it is! But, obviously this actress' life was greatly & negatively affected for years. I feel badly for her & am very curious about the details of what actually happened.
I have to add that her departure from the show created a void for me causing me to miss much of the final 2 years of The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. That was never satisfied with the replacement actress whose skin color happened to be in direct contrast to the original mother on the show. Kinda stupid.
MTO is going to get its *** sued clean off. This stuff is very old and MTO did NOT do this interview. MTO is ripping off old *** from someone else and acting like MTO did an interview.
MTO's fake azz needs to be *** down.
i thought she said people were making fun of her or something because she was hormonal or something.....anyway who cares that was like 20 years ago
Uh APR you are wrong Will was Aunt Viv's blood relative Aunt Viv and Will's mom were sister's. Sorry but your wrong on that one........ NEXT!
Bytch-WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD!
Like this is something brand new. You've seen plenty of *** ***'ers out there lose they *** job. The Kleenex line is forming to the right.
@APR-DID YOU EVEN WATCH THE SHOW? AUNT VIV WAS WILL'S MOTHER'S SISTER. REMEMBER 'DIVAS'? *** YOUNG *** PEOPLE DON'T KNOW SCHITT.
ANYWAY SHE WAS KICKED OFF AFTER SHE GOT PREGNANT AND I'M INCLINED TO BELIEVE THAT THIS *** SHOW RUN BY *** MEN HAD LITTLE TO NO PITY FOR HER MORNING SICKNESS,OR HORMONAL IMBALANCES. YEAH SHE WAS MOODY, THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS TO PREGNANT WOMEN BUT INSTAED OF MANNING UP AND TAKING IT, THEY GO THEIR LITTLE FEELING HURT AND DECIDED SHE WAS A *** AND REPLACED HER.
DAPHNE MAXWELL REID DID A GOOD JOB BUT SHE WAS NOT AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL AND AUNT VIV'S DARK SKIN COLOR EXPLAINED THE KIDS PERFECTLY. I HAVE A GREEN EYED BIRACIAL COUSIN WHO MARRIED A DARK SKINNED WOMAN AND ALL THEIR KIDS LOOK LIKE ASHLEY EXCEPT ONE OR TWO HAVE GREEN EYES.
Ahh!! Despite ole news, i really did like this aunt Viv... she was miles better than the new one , i am just surprise she never pop up anywhere else.
However my take is.. there is only competition if you think you are the star.Despite Will age at the time; Others realise it was his show and let him be the man , i guess Aunt Viv thought she was a equal if not better and push back.
lmao@ womps ***!!!!!
chile...im not trying to sound or type leke you hoe....i was *** with you!!
it seems to me that there is something you want to say to a few other people on this site, but you wont....nooooo too scurrrred! lmao!
all you wanna do is come here to *** with me lmao!
now whos throwing indirects hoe!!!! hahahahaha!
dont get mad cause you scurrrrrrred to say what you wanna say...like i said tell us who is included in yo im here bytches greeting?
well lemme leave you alone befo you go and mask up again!
simple hoes....kill me!
no come back today and say im out bytches!!!!
womp is a backbiting masker and thats the bottom line!
and tell me this womp....are you mad ?!?!?!?!?!!?!
silly *** ....and tell me how many im not a masker emails did you send out explaining yo self!
rotflmao womp....do you really think im maskin up ??
and you supposed to be a ***.....well you might as well be a self *** ...cause you just *** yo self!
wid all them dammit masks!
@the type2wife & carmel666: MY BAD!!!
I'm gonna have to blame the Aunt Viv/Wlll nephew mix-up on 'brain ***', lol! WHAT was I thinkin'? VERNE WATSON (I can see her face right now) played Will's mother & she WAS the sister of Aunt Viv. UNCLE PHIL was not blood-related hence some of his & Will's hilarious issues
... walkin' away with egg on my face.
What the fcuk is up with theses hasbeens tryin to dish dirt like 50 years later who cares we haven't seen you in nothing since the fresh prince days go sit cut it out
@carmel666: Actually, what made my 'Aunt Viv/Will' faux pas worse is... I'm not even a kid. I saw the show from day 1 when it aired until just before the last 2 years without missing a week 'cause it was the 1 of the hottest shows around with a majority Black cast.
I PREFERRED THIS AUNT VIV, I CANT STAND THAT UPPIDY DAHPNE MAXWELL-REID, LOOK WHEN SHE JOINED THE CAST HER AND UNCLE PHIL NEARLY DIVORCED, REMEMBER SHE MOVED OUT AND INTO AUNT HELEN'S HOUSE??? PULEASE, THE REAL AUNT VIV WOULD NEVER DO THAT ISH!!
she was the better vivian on fresh prince of bel-air. her story deserves to be heard.
Ok. Why did she wait this long to tell her story. Why cause she wrote a book and wants the publicity. Thats hollywood for ya!
I remember at the time, they said Aunt Viv wanted to take a more serious tone and Will wanted to keep it light & fun.. and that's why she got the ax. She was the best tho, her replacement was not good.. to complacent.
Aunt Viv- let it go already. You were fired years ago. Stop tryin to bad mouth Will.
i thought aunt viv left because they wanted her to act ghetto or more black, like her sisters from philly??
Oh well, she has her son
That's sad, I liked her better than the 2nd Aunt Viv. I met Will Smith once and let's just say, he's very hollywood. Not a nice guy at all.
@DaisyDooks: You're contradicting yourself with the comments in your 1st & last paragraph.
You said, "Ain't no way in hell Uncle Phil and the original Aunt Viv could have had a kid looking like Hilary. But the new one and Uncle Phil could have and still had Carlton and Ashley looking the way they do."
Then, you said, "Er, um, we have ALWAYS known this, but to your appeasement, WHITE SCIENTISTS have affirmed and confirmed that black folks contain the genetic code to produce EVERY race and skin tone. Albeit, it does depend on combinations. However, it is not rare for dark-skinned parents to produce light-skinned offspring or vice versa."
Hunh?? Since you agree that 2 dark skinned parents can produce a light skinned child, how do you then figure that 1 dark skinned parent & 1 light brown parent cannot achieve the same result?
THE TRUTH: My guess is that Aunt Viv caught Will Smith w/ a dude....ha ha aha.
oh Antie Viv seriously, get over it
Originally, I thought she left the show to raise her baby. I do agree Janet Hubert-Whitten was a far-superior Vivian than Daphne Reid. Janet was funny and could dance and sing. Daphne was to cold and serious all the time - like a wet rag.
Anyway, Hollywood is such a shady town. Save your tips!
I hate how people wait so long and then talk *** about people. If there is a problem solve it when it happens and thats real talk, ya dig!!!!
Another thing, I been visiting this site since '06 WTF is up with the I got first ***?! WHO GIVES A *** IF UR FIRST, we all gonna get a chance to speak our minds. Yall act like *** kids grow up...oooo look I got last..is that something to brag about too?!
Whomp Whomp. Whether Will was competitive or not, it didn't make a difference. Will had his whole career and then some left, "Vivian" had Fresh Prince and that was it. I did like her as Aunt Viv and I did NOT like the other one when she came in. I thought that the original Viv had a baby. She really was pregnant. Maybe that's why she left.
I liked the "original" Aunt Viv better and wondered what happened to her. Well, if that is true, maybe Will will have a heart and hook you up with a role in something up and coming. You have to realize, he was a kid and he was the STAR of the show. Who knows what happened... Hey, that's showbiz.