Will Smith has been ashamed of a bizarre Fresh Prince of Bel-Air detail for 30 years

Funny, profound and unmistakably 90s: Will Smith’s comedy series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is cult. It wasn’t without reason that she was recently relaunched in the form of a dark Bel Air series. But the star himself feels embarrassed watching his first major TV appearance. In many early episodes he apes his colleagues.

Will Smith repeated his co-stars’ phrases in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Like him in the Graham Norton Show revealed (here also on YouTube to find), he was very ambitious for his first acting role:

I was very focused on being successful. So I memorized the entire script and all my co-stars’ lines by heart. […] In the first four or five episodes you can see me doing the parts of my colleagues [lautlos] have a say. […] It’s awful. I can’t look at it.

Check out the terrific Fresh Prince of Bel-Air intro here:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – Intro Clip (English)


What the star has been embarrassed for several decades actually only makes the cult comedy funnier. Especially at the beginning of the first season Smith’s copy facial expressions can be seen very clearly (roughly on YouTube ). Still, it’s probably a good thing that Will Smith’s successor in Bel-Air seems to have diverted his ambitions.

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Will Smith’s cult sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has been remastered as a gritty drama series on Peacock. In the stream trawl we discuss whether the series reboot Bel-Air was successful or not.

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