10 facts you did not know about “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

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The series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" premiered on NBC on September 10, 1990 and since then has collected fans around the world. In Brazil, the sitcom starring Will Smith It became popular in SBT, showed that during the week of afternoons. With six seasons and over 100 episodes, the series came to an end in 1996.

Things you did not know about The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

# 1 Owing to Revenue

Actor Will Smith only agreed to participate in "The Mad in Piece" because owed a lot of money to the Internal Revenue Service of the United States: about US $ 2.8 million. He already had a reputation for being the rapper known as 'The Fresh Prince'. Because of this, almost made bankrupt, until the producer Quincy Jones (Renowned for his musical work) invited him to the show. Thus, the government decreed that 70% of the actor's salary would be only to pay the debts. Thus during the first three seasons.

# 2 Inexperience Will Smith

Will Smith was still an inexperienced actor for the series. Before "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", had participated only in a special school in the ABC broadcaster, as a seller of T-shirts. "When I watch those episodes, I am ashamed. My performances were terrible, "recalls the actor

# 3 Will met his wife at auditions for the show

Will Smith met his current wife, Jada Pinkett, in an addition of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". At the time, she passed a test to interpret the Will's girlfriend in the series. Lisa's role was with Nia Longs; Jada was not accepted for being "too small". Since then, Will and Jada dated. They were married in 1997.

# 4 Groover Carlton Banks

Inspiration Dance Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro) comes from Bruce Springsteen - specifically his performance in "Dancing in the Dark" - with a certain hint of Courteney Cox (who has 'own' version of the hit) and Eddie Murphy in "Delirious". "I took these two dances and combined to form the character," said Ribeiro.

Two actresses # 5 as the Aunt Vivian

The big reason for the actress Janet Hubert left the series, from the 4th season was because the producers wanted the actress has not acted in any other work during the filming of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". She did not accept and therefore Daphne Maxwell Reid took his place. (Rumors indicate that the actor Will Smith has a stake in this: in an interview with "TMZ" Janet called Will 'idiot' for not 'pulled the bag' of it at the time of the recordings.)

# 6 4 6 seasons

The idea of ​​NBC was the series ended in Season 4, when Will Smith returns to the city of Philadelphia, along with his mother. Fans complained, and because of that, the series returned with Will in a van back to Bel-Air, California. In total, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" had six seasons

# 7 Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Jazz, Will partner in the series, was also a great friend out of the small screen. They formed the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince in Philadelphia in 1985. They released albums until 1993, the most famous "He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper" (1988), the first double album in the history of hip hop.

# 8 connection with the series "In the House"

The characters Carlton and Ashley Banks (Tatyana Ali) appeared in Season 2 of the series "In the House". It Winifred Hervey and Quincy Jones, producer "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", were also behind the series starring LL Cool J, and Maia Campbell. Uncle Philip Banks (James Avery) also appears at the end of Season 2, as a judge.

# 9 Ashley is also a singer

The actress who plays Ashley, Tatyana Ali, was also involved in the music. In 1998 she released an album, "Kiss The Sky", which came to enter the Billboard charts driven by the success of the series. It went gold, but it was not enough to continue with MJJ Music label, which broke by dissatisfaction with bandages. Recently, Tatyana showed that did not give up the career and released an EP.

# 10 Success to Guantanamo Bay

In 2012, the demand for videos of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" exceeded the demand for books of the saga "Harry Potter" at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they are imprisoned terrorists (and suspicious) maintained by the US government.

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