'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' star reveals why there will never be a reboot

'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' star reveals why there will never be a reboot

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air was a staple for any kid growing up in the '90s. Not only did the show transform Will Smith from a struggling rapper to a household name, but also introduced us to some of the most memorable characters in the history of TV comedy.

Who could possibly forget seeing Jazzy Jeff being thrown out of the Banks' family home by Uncle Phil, and if anybody tries to tell me they've never attempted Carlton's infamous dance, then I'm calling BS.

Will Smith and Karyn Parsons starred in the 90s sitcom that people still love today Credit: NBC

And if you're anything like me, you've probably been wanting to see the Banks family reunite and star in a reboot ever since the show came to an end in 1996.

Sadly, however, actress Karyn Parsons, who played Will's materialistic cousin Hilary, has revealed why there will probably never be a Fresh Prince reunion.

Check out what Parsons had to say when asked about a Fresh Prince reboot:

Speaking to Lorraine Kelly on the UK magazine show Lorraine, Parsons revealed that the show simply wouldn't be the same without James Avery, who played Uncle Phil. Sadly, the actor passed away in 2013 at the age of 68.

"For us, the loss of James Avery changed the whole picture," she said. "I don't think it would have happened anyway but with James gone, it is not possible."

"We were very much like a family and it still feels like family," the actress added.

Parsons' comments, however, will come as no surprise to hardcore fans of the show as they echo those made by Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton.

Alfonso Ribeiro smiling. Credit: Getty

Similarly, he said, "it's impossible with James Avery being gone."

"Do we really want to see Will and Carlton in their 40s and 50s?" Ribeiro questioned. "I think people think they want to see that, but I don't think people really want to see that."

So, with that in mind, let's remember the fact that reboots are never as good as originals anyway!