It’s been over 20 years now since The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air went off the air, and these days Will Smith is looking more like Uncle Phil than the Fresh Prince. But even though Smith shot to fame as a bona fide A-list movie star in the decades that have passed, he still hasn’t forgotten his acting roots (as opposed to his other roots, back on the playgrounds of West Philadelphia).
On Monday afternoon the Suicide Star reunited with his old Fresh Prince family: Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Viv #2) and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey Butler). In a sweet shot posted to Instagram, Ribeiro writes: “Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete.”
Sadly, James Avery (Uncle Phil) passed away in December of 2013 at the age of 68 due to complications from open heart surgery, but clearly he still lives on in spirit of those who loved him.
The last time The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast (partially) reunited was back in 2014 when Ribeiro was competing on Dancing With The Stars. Ribeiro went on to win his season and currently hosts America’s Funniest Home Videos.
(Via Hollywood Reporter)