Fresh Prince of Bel Airs Karyn Parsons addresses reboot after reunion left her in tears

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The likes of Karyn Parsons, Will Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Janet Hubert and Joseph Marcell reunited to celebrate 30 years of the show back in December. With the popular cast back together in the place where it all began, fans were left calling for more episodes of the sitcom, however they may be disappointed to learn that there are currently no plans for a reboot.

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, the 54-year-old said of the reunion: “I think the director did a remarkable job, the producers and directors.”

But on a potential reboot, she added: “No, honestly, it was our anniversary. It was really due to give it to our audience and fans, because every time you see people they ask about a reunion.

“But in terms of a reboot, Will is producing a dramatisation version, a dramatic version of Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”

The new version of the show features a whole new cast and is a darker, more dramatic re-imagining of the sitcom.

On whether she felt gutted about not being a part of it, she spilled: “I don’t because I feel like it’s an entirely different imagination of it.

“I’m curious to see how it plays out, they have a really great time doing it.

“It will be interesting.”

On whether there could be new episodes of the original sitcom in the future, the mother-of-two added hesitantly: “I think it would be very difficult without James Avery.”

She added that an animation version of the show could be a better option instead.

James died back in 2014 aged 68 from complications relating to open-heart surgery.

He starred as Philip Banks, aka Uncle Phil, in the sitcom.

The actor was remembered by his former cast members at the reunion.

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As a reel of James’ best moments were shown, the likes of Will and Karyn were left in tears.

Recalling his memories, Will said of his co-star: “James, he pushed me so hard.

“His thing was, I’m in such a unique position and that responsibility you must elevate your craft.

“You have to represent, and you are paving a way, and he just wouldn’t give me an inch.”

The actor also spilled on how James helped him on set when he messed up in front of an audience.

Elsewhere, Karyn returned to screens earlier this month in her husband Alexandre Rockwell’s new film Sweet Thing.

The film is an intimate and aching family show, described by Quentin Tarantino as one of the most powerful new films he’s seen in years.

It is available to watch digitally and in cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland).

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