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Dark Secrets Revealed About The Cast Of Fresh Prince

It's been nearly 30 years since The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air flip-turned the world of sitcoms upside down. It was so beloved that the NBC series never once moved from its Monday at 8 p.m. slot during its entire six-year run. Sadly, the cast made the uniform decision to end the show — which launched Will Smith's acting career and became indirectly responsible for the national treasure that is Wild Wild West — in 1996. "We felt like it was time," Smith told the Los Angeles Times. "We've all grown a

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Dark Secrets Revealed About The Cast Of Fresh Prince

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    Dark Secrets Of The Cast Of Fresh Prince - Nicki Swift

    Dark Secrets Of The Cast Of Fresh Prince - Nicki Swift

    It's been nearly 30 years since The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air flip-turned the world of sitcoms upside down. It was so beloved that the NBC series never once moved from its Monday at 8 p.m. slot during its entire six-year run. Sadly, the cast made the uniform decision to end the show — which launched Will Smith's acting career and became indirectly responsible for the national treasure that is Wild Wild West — in 1996. "We felt like it was time," Smith told the Los Angeles Times. "We've all grown as actors and as people, we had an incredibly talented cast, but the show is just limiting."

    What Ashley From The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Looks Like Today - Nicki Swift

    What Ashley From The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Looks Like Today - Nicki Swift

    Back in the '90s, TV viewers were all about The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show, which starred Will Smith as a teen from Philadelphia ("West Philadelphia, born and raised," to be exact) who ends up living with his rich relatives, also featured a young actress by the name of Tatyana Ali, who played his little cousin, Ashley Banks. While the younger family member may have been born into privilege, Ashley simply adored her older cousin and was often influenced by his funky ways.

    Things Only Adults Notice In Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air - Nicki Swift

    Things Only Adults Notice In Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air - Nicki Swift

    For an entire generation of kids, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air hit all the right notes for a television show. It was funny, entertaining, and adult-themed enough to be edgy while still safe enough for parents to allow. For six seasons, the show covered common teenage themes, yet it still felt, well, fresh and ahead of its time. Part of that had to do with the show bringing African American representation to mainstream television, but the Fresh Prince also took on complex issues in a way that resonated with kids, even if they didn't realize it until much later in life.

    What The Cast Of Fresh Prince Looks Like Today

    What The Cast Of Fresh Prince Looks Like Today

    It's been over 20 years since we were chillin' out, maxin', and relaxin' all cool with Will and the Banks family, but we remember The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air like it was just yesterday. After the show ended, some of the cast traded Bel-Air for Hollywood while others opted to leave the spotlight altogether. If you watch re-runs, you can still catch the cast as they were during the height of Fresh Prince fame, but here's a peek at what they look like today.

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