– by Seth McDonald

Over the last 20 years, rapper turned actor Will Smith has shown us he has what it takes to make it in Tinsel Town. Though he now considered to be an A-lister and arguably one of the most bankable box-office actors in the business, the man once known as the Fresh Prince says he can no longer watch the show of the same name where his acting career began.

Smith talked about this while appearing on The Graham Norton Show:

“It was my very first role, and I was very, very focused on being successful, so I learned the whole script and everyone else’s lines. If you watch the first four or five episodes, you can see I’m mouthing other people’s lines. It’s terrible and I can’t bear to watch it.”

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Fresh Prince is nostalgic for many people my age, the classic fish out of water story was a hit for NBC and catapulted Smith to the top of Hollywood.

While it is noticeable at times that Smith was still honing his acting skills during the show, they did improve over the course of the show and prepared him for his career as a star.

Do you still watch old episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: The Graham Norton Show ( via ETOnline)

  • Kevin Motionworkscinema Knight

    Ohh helll ya!!! Will if you are reading this you need to revist Fresh Prince and Bad Boys man!!!! I still watch Fresh Prince to this very day! My favorite episode was when Will lost all his money at the pool hall. If you guys have a chance watch it its funny as hell!! #freshprince2018 #badboys2018

    • Weresmurf

      James Avery was the perfect Dad figure in this. Loved him in the pool hall episode! “BREAK OUT LUCILLE!” is just too damn memorable 🙂

      • Victor Roa

        I love it when he goes on FULL ON EVIL and then then he does cartoon voice style laughs.

  • randomironicname

    Will Smith has lost his Jiggy.

  • Victor Roa
  • noahwayne0

    Its one of the few 90s shows that still holds up today. Granted, the last few seasons weren’t very good, the rest are still hilarious.

    Of the major NBC 90s hits – no one sees Blossom anymore, Friends is very dated (and frankly not funny except to yuppy WASPs), and Seinfeld has its moments but a lot of those scenarios don’t relate anymore because they could be solved with smartphones.

    The real gems of 90s NBC sitcoms were Fresh Prince, Just Shoot Me, and NewsRadio – all hold up well today, all still hilarious.

    • Ryan Fink

      Just Shoot Me. There’s a show I haven’t thought about for years. My first introduction to David Cross, too.

  • ejd1984

    Neither can I
    *or ever could

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  • Kindofabigdeal

    He said he can’t watch the first 4-5 episodes, he doesn’t say he would never watch the show again. Misleading title.