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Fresh prince of Bel Air crew back together

by Matthews Estell
23 Dec 2011 at 05:59hrs | Views
Showing up on Will Smith's official Facebook page, this "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" cast reunion pic was posted on Thursday and quickly was shared among thousands.
Will Smith has posed for a picture of his old cast-mates from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, the popular sitcom that launched his acting career.

The show, which aired from 1990 until 1996, was staple for a generation of teenagers in the US and abroad.

And Will, 43,  said he was delighted to be able to see his second family in the run up to Christmas at a special charity event last week, before he shaved his head.

He said: 'Got the Holiday season started right with a Fresh Prince of Bel Air reunion.

'There's nothin' like spending Holidays with fam!'

The picture was taken last week at a luncheon for the charity Sweet Blackberry, which was founded Karyn Parsons, who played airhead weather girl Hilary on the show.

The other cast members there were Tatyana Ali, who played his little cousin Ashley, Alfonso Ribeiro who played his snobby cousin Carlton and James Avery, who was the Banks family patriarch Uncle Phil.

Sadly missing was Joseph Marcell, who played the Banks' butler Geoffrey, and the two actresses who filled the role of matriarch Aunt Vivian.

Will posted the exciting photograph on his Facebook page earlier today, and it proved extremely popular.

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air followed the adventures of a fictionalised version of Will himself.

After getting into trouble with a local gang his mother decides to send him to stay with her wealthy and successful sister in the posh Bel Air area of Los Angeles.

It was notable for Will's often eccentric choices of early 90s clothing, with the rapper displaying a particular fondness for dayglo pinks.

Amazingly the future movie superstar only agreed to appear in the show as he was in massive debt problems with the IRS, owing $2.8 million after overspending on the income he earned from his then successful career as a rapper.

It became a launch pad for his hugely successful acting career, which has saw him star in box office hits such as Independence Day, Men In Black and Ali.

Source - daily mail