The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Actress Daphne Reid Doesn’t Mind Being Called The “Second Aunt Viv”, Says: I Never Knew There Was Friction Between Will Smith & Janet Hubert
Social media has been loving Will Smith‘s The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Reunion that is currently streaming on HBO MAX.
During the reunion, Daphne Reid, also known as “2nd Aunt Viv” met the original “Aunt Viv,” Janet Hubert, for the first time. She says that she has always honored Janet Hubert as the woman who started the show.
“She was a woman who I honor for having started this wonderful show, so all I could do is treat her as I would treat anybody when I first met them. And mostly with a big hug.”
Daphne Reid also adds that she didn’t know any specific details about the friction between Will Smith and Janet Hubert.
“I didn’t know anything about the friction between Will and Janet. They never spoke about it, I didn’t know about it, all I knew was what social media was saying, and I didn’t know her so I don’t pay any attention to that.”
She added that it really made her happy to see both Janet Hubert and Will Smith come to terms about they’re respective parts in the friction, and be able to move on after all of these years.
“To see him reunite for me was, such a growth of spirit for that young man, to be able to say, ‘yea I didn’t know, I’m sorry.’ For her to be able to say, ‘yea we were mean to each other, through the press, and I’m sorry.’ To see that was the best part of the reunion for me. But I had nothing to do with it, so I had no anticipation of how that was going to go, because I knew nothing about the situation.”
Daphne Reid has been called “2nd Aunt Viv” for many years, but she says that it doesn’t bother her. She explains that the magic created during The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air cannot be re-created.
“I was so happy to have a job that I didn’t care whether the public called me the second Aunt Viv, or the clown who came in after. I didn’t care what they called me, I don’t pay much attention in my life, to what the social media folk are saying. And I hope that they realize, that you cannot recreate the same magic that we had 30 years ago. And we will not attempt to do that. You can’t catch lightning in a bottle twice.”
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