Janet Hubert is finally returning to television after a hiatus of almost 30 years.
The talented actress was lovingly known as the original Aunt Vivian in the classic ’90s sitcom The Prince of Bel-Air returns to the small screen with a recurring role in the hit comedy from TBS The last floor It features the funny Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish.
According to Deadline, Jordan produced the Peele series has Hubert portrays a character named Miss May Miller (homie of Tray Barker’s mother Roberta, played by veteran actress Anna Maria Horsford).
In The Last OG, the two women will portray former teenage rivals who became best friends in Brooklyn on the show. Your characters will talk about Barker’s efforts to turn his neighborhood around during a weekly card game after placing a 15-year bid to sell crack cocaine.
Hubert’s triumphant return to television was not without its challenges. She went abruptly The Prince of Bel-Air after three seasons. The multi-talented actress performed in November last year The fresh Prince of Belair 30-year reunion with former castmates, including Will Smith. There Hubert and Smith buried the hatchet and healed old wounds.
“It felt like I couldn’t celebrate 30 years Fresh prince without finding a way to celebrate Janet, ”Smith told his castmates.
During the emotional conversation, Hubert began the dialogue with a poignant question.
“I just wanted to know one thing: why?” she asked Smith during a pre-recorded portion of the reunion.
She also explained to the actor that she didn’t just suffer on the set. Hubert’s personal life was also in tatters. The esteemed actress had just had a baby, was in an abusive marriage, and was the sole provider in her home.
When her contract was renewed, her role was cut along with her salary. She rejected the new agreement.
“I was never fired,” she said.
“And I wasn’t unprofessional on set. I just stopped talking to everyone because I didn’t know who to trust because I had been banned. And they said it was you who banished me. Because you were Will, ”added Hubert.
“I was 21 years old,” explained Smith. “Everything was a threat to me.”
The tearful actress said that the rapper’s “parents just don’t get it” silence ruined her career.
“But you took everything away from me – with your words,” said Hubert. “Words can kill. I lost everything. Call. Everything. And I understand you’ve been able to move forward, but you know those words that make a black woman difficult in Hollywood are the kiss of death. And it’s hard enough being a dark-skinned black woman in this business. “
Smith apologized heartily to Hubert and the two hugged.
“The person I want to be is someone to protect you, not someone to let dogs loose on you,” said Smith.
We are glad that she is back. The last floor was renewed for a fourth season and will air on TBS.