Will Smith breaks down in tears as Fresh Prince costar Janet Hubert reveals how he ‘mistreatment’ of her on set of show

Actor WILL Smith went down in tears as his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar Janet Hubert recalled the actor’s “mistreatment” of her on set.

The emotional conversation with the actress, who played Aunt Viv on the hit 90s sitcom, came during Friday’s episode of the Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk.

Will broke down as Janet explained his 'mistreatment' of her on set

Will broke down as Janet explained his ‘mistreatment’ of her on setCredit: Facebook
Janet played Aunt Vivian on the first three seasons of the show

Janet played Aunt Vivian on the first three seasons of the showCredit: Getty Images – Getty

The former costars buried the hatchet after a decades-long feud as they came together with the rest of the living cast to celebrate the sitcom’s 30th anniversary.

Speaking of the 52-year-old’s behavior while filming the show, Janet said: “He was young, he was out of control in his own way, he had all this power.

“There was a need for me to have professionalism on the set, because I was used to it, especially as a dancer.”

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Will admitted to his rude behavior and said: “I wasn’t perceptive and, ultimately, I wasn’t kind.”

Janet, who starred on the first three seasons of the NBC series, continued: “I would sit in my car some nights and not want to go anywhere. I didn’t want to go home, I didn’t want to go to work.

Janet emotionally recalled how Will treated her on set

Janet emotionally recalled how Will treated her on setCredit: Facebook
Her role was reduced due to their feud

Her role was reduced due to their feudCredit: Facebook

“The misconception of me was that I was haughty, difficult, wanted to be the star of the show.”

Will added that the tension between the two was behind the decision to “reduce her role.”

The 64-year-old actress said: “As the oldest woman on that set, there’s that respect level that I just needed to have of being an older woman, a black woman.

Due to their feud, Janet was offered a “messed up” deal that would allow her to work for two months and two weeks without taking on other jobs during that time.

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The actress shared the 'messed up' deal she was offered

The actress shared the ‘messed up’ deal she was offered Credit: Facebook
She said that fans of the show bullied her

She said that fans of the show bullied her Credit: Getty – Contributor

Will said he wasn’t aware of the details of the negotiation, though said he understood why she didn’t agree to it.

Fans of the show seemed to take Will’s side of the feud as Janet claimed: “Black people beat my a**. They beat my son’s a**. Somebody smashed a cookie in my son’s face and said, ‘Your mother is a b***h.’ People send me hateful Instagrams, ‘Aren’t you dead yet?’ ‘I love Will, why don’t you just die?’ It was hard.”

As Will began to cry, Janet continued: “But you’re the big star, I’m just a little black b***h.”

The two then decided to take a break from the emotional conversation.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ran on NBC from 1990-1996

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ran on NBC from 1990-1996Credit: Alamy

The famous actor acknowledged his part in the feud and said “it was all way too far on my end.”

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Prior to the ending their feud, Will and Janet were known to publicly slam each other throughout the years.

They officially cleared the air in a reunion special to celebrate the popular sitcom’s 30th anniversary.

The living cast members recently reunited to celebrate the show's 30th anniversary

The living cast members recently reunited to celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary Credit: Instagra

Will Smith breaks down in tears as Fresh Prince co-star Janet Hubert details ‘mistreatment’ on set hit 90s show

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