9 Stars Who Act Much Different In Real Life
Celebrities sell themselves for a living, and that means being charming, likeable and pleasant. You have to have a reason for people to watch you, or you’re just not worth it, which is why we only get to know celebrities as their characters more often than not. Because the truth is, just like the rest of us, some celebrities are nice, interesting, funny people, while others are nothing at all like the people they portray.
Who couldn’t like Will Smith? From West Philadelphia born and raised, on the playground is where he spent most of his days, etc and so forth. The star who made his mark on Fresh Prince of Bel Air is one of the most charming and bankable stars in Hollywood to this day. And sure, in recent years he seems to maybe be a little weird given that his kids don’t act like humans when they’re out in public, but you just have to remember every time Will gave Carlton the gears for being a dork to get you back into loving Smith’s work.
Sadly, not everyone is a Smith fan. You may recall over the course of his show that Aunt Viv magically changed from one actress to another and the story behind it isn’t entirely secret. Janet Hubert, the original Aunt Viv for three seasons, says Smith was disrespectful and egomaniacal on the set while she was trying to be professional. He’d do things like tell “yo momma so black” jokes on set and, as a dark-skinned woman, she felt offended and wouldn’t partake in what he thought was funny. The result was her getting limited to 10 episodes a season with no option to work elsewhere until her contract expired. As the days led up to a 2011 reunion of cast members at a charity event, Hubert told TMZ “There will never be a reunion…as I will never do anything with an a****** like Will Smith.” So her opinion was pretty clear.