It has been a month since the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special aired on HBO Max for its 30th anniversary. And now Will Smith is sharing everything viewers didn’t see in a seven-minute video.
Smith posted a video on his YouTube channel on Thursday (Dec. 17), highlighting what really went down behind the scenes.
“You cannot buy or fake chemistry,” Smith said. “When people vibe, when people are in sync and in tune and in harmony, you can’t fake that. And when you have it, it creates magic.”
A candid clip shows a teary-eyed Smith reminiscing as he sits at the iconic ‘90s set, “This is crazy! Dude, big chunk of my life on this set!”
The behind-the-scenes footage also shows Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks, cringing at his audition tape for the show.
“Everybody in that cast has more experience than me … and they picked me?!” he said.
Clips of the powerful reunion between Janet Hubert and Smith also made its way into the video. Hubert played Aunt Vivian for the first three seasons of the show before being replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid for the last three seasons.
“I have to say, after 27 years, being here today and having the conversation Will and I had together, the moments that we shared the other day, it’s healing,” Hubert said.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ran for six seasons from 1990 to 1996 on NBC.
Watch the special seven-minute clip below:
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