Will Smith orchestrated Prince Fresh Bel-Air reunion not only to surprise the audience, but also the team.
Daphne Maxwell Reid, played by Vivian Banks from 1993 to 1996, won a Showbiz Cheat Sheet on how Smith called the team little to offer. Smith teased the special reunion on Instagram in September, focusing on how the series celebrated its 30th anniversary.
“Today is only 30 YEARS since @FreshPrince of Bel-Air went bankrupt!” Smith shared it Instagram along with a photo. “So we’re doing something for y’all… a for real Reunion Family Banks coming soon to @HBOmax! RIP James. Actor James Avery, played by Philip Banks, died in 2013.
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“It surprised everyone but Will,” Reid said. “He will set it up. We all went in and stayed in different hotels so we wouldn’t get together again before we reached the set. It was COVID-19 brightness. And it was beautifully done. ”
“We had two beautiful days,” she continued. In fact, the reunion turned out to be an amazing party for the team. “We have not been given any information. This is what you are going to do. We put you in this hotel. You stay there, you get a test when you get here. You will stay there for two days. ”
Reid added an extra dimension to the offer. “That was an Airbnb project they did by decorating some of the rooms with a little swag and stuff,” she said. Reid and other members of the team came to join Smith, which is when Reid shared one amazing piece of trivia.
“It was the first time we ever saw outside the house,” she laughed. The show was shot on audio and Reid said he found the home itself “very cool. ”Adds,“ We were so giddy on the outside! I was finally brought into my house! ”
The reunion show has already been recorded and Reid says it is expected to be released on HBO Max over Thanksgiving weekend. She also has a Christmas movie coming out called Business Christmas in addition several other projects.