Will Smith is taking the high road.
By Tomilola Coco Adeyemo
A couple of weeks ago, Will Smith’s co star Janet Hubert came for him and his wife Actress Jada Pinkett Smith.
At the time, Jada Pinkett Smith had just released a video where she expressed her displeasure at the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations.
Choosing to boycott, Jada took a stance that got a lot of reaction from the black community. Well, while everyone seemed to cheer Jada on, Janet Hubert who played Will Smith’s “Aunt Viv” on hit sitcom Fresh Prince Of Bel Air for three seasons chose not to be about the pompom life.
She made her own video where she called The Smiths out and hinted they were just mad because this year Will Smith expected to get a nomination for his role in critically acclaimed Concussion and did not.
Anyway, while that caused quite the controversy at the time, Will Smith has only just been asked what he feels about Janet Hubert. Especially since the former co star of the Concussion actor seemed angry at him after many years.
But rather than bash her, Mr Smith has only nice words for her.
I think she’s brilliant. As an Artist, there’s so many things that she does, she sings, she dances, she’s like a really powerful artist so I love what she brought to Fresh Prince.
When asked who he preferred in the Aunt Viv role (Janet Hubert left the show after three seasons and another actress played the role till the end of the hit show) Will Smith said;
Listen, I think both of the Aunt Vivs were really, really fantastic. I think when you make a show, anytime you make a change, it’s going to be excruciating and painful. I think that Janet Hubert brought a really powerful dignity to the show.