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Why did Vivian #1 quit?

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    ScreamingViking

    [1]Jun 15, 2006
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    Why did Vivian #1 quit?
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    lsdotcom

    [2]Jun 16, 2006
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    I heard Janet Hubert-Whitten departed from Fresh Prince while pregnant after a series of conflicts with fellow cast members. I also heard that it was Will who told her to leave.
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    ScreamingViking

    [3]Jun 16, 2006
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    well that was a bad move
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    lsdotcom

    [4]Jun 16, 2006
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    Yup, but I think she was the best one anyway.
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    judog1

    [5]Jun 16, 2006
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    I think it was because she was pregnant.
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    seinfeld111690

    [6]Jun 16, 2006
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    judog1 wrote:
    I think it was because she was pregnant.


    Yeah but wasnt she pregnant to have Nicky, I thought that was the storyline.
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    sweet883

    [7]Jun 18, 2006
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    i didnt like the second vivian
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    dieselv2

    [8]Jun 20, 2006
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    me neither, I don't know what it was...maybe she didn't fit the part and didn't act the same as Vivian #1! They sort of transformed her into someone else...
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    hsimpson44

    [9]Jun 20, 2006
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    I didn't even know that there were 2
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    DaVulture

    [10]Jun 20, 2006
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    So the cast didn't like her that much. It sounds like what happened in Family Matters, the first mother left the show because the show didn't focus on her enough but focused on Urkel. I guess Vivian #1 hated the fact that more episodes centered on Will and Carlton then on her.
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    jaimers

    [11]Jun 25, 2006
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    The show is called Fresh Prince of Bel-Air not Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and My aunt Vivian.

    But she was pregnant and they started to write the guidelines around her pregnancy.  She demaned more money and they didn't agree to it because she was on a senority scale.  After so many episode you'll get a raise she hasn't done that many episodes as the other cast members and she felt that it was not her fault because she was pregnant and that caused her to miss so many episodes. So she left, like Will asked her to.  But all and all I did like the spuckieness(is this even a word)of the original aunt.

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    Kierra76

    [12]Jun 28, 2006
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    Ya, I think that alot of people like the first one better because of the fact that this show is a comedy and she fit that comedic part!
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    Check_Mark

    [13]Jun 29, 2006
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    The second Vivian seemed more sensitive and was always upset about something.
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    arodsfuturewife

    [14]Jun 29, 2006
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    i liked the second one better. but u are right... she was always upset about something!!
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    TyGee29

    [15]Jun 30, 2006
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    DaVulture wrote:
    So the cast didn't like her that much. It sounds like what happened in Family Matters, the first mother left the show because the show didn't focus on her enough but focused on Urkel. I guess Vivian #1 hated the fact that more episodes centered on Will and Carlton then on her.

    Well If she got mad because the show was focused more on Will, then that was stupid...The show was called "The FRESH PRINCE Of Bel Air"...Duh!!

    The "DUH" not aimed at you Vulture but to Janet Hubert

    Edited on 06/30/2006 4:50pm
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    TyGee29

    [16]Jun 30, 2006
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    At first when the show was still on NBC, I liked the 2nd Aunt Viv (Daphne Maxwell-Reid) better than the 1st. But ever since it been on Nick @ Nite and bought all the DVDs I began to like the 1st Aunt Viv better. She was funny, she didn't take any crap from any of the kids especially Will. And her and Uncle Phil were really close. But the 2nd Aunt Viv was like Check_Mark said: too sensitive, always upset, was not really that affectionate with her husband, and was hardly ever around Nicky.
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    ScreamingViking

    [17]Jul 2, 2006
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    interesting
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    suchalady1

    [18]Aug 1, 2006
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    From My understanding, Janet Hubert-Whitten (Vivian 1) Was pregnant and that is why The character of Vivian was pregnant in season 3 as well. According to imdb.com : The part of Aunt Vivian Banks was portrayed by two different actresses during the series run. Janet Hubert-Whitten portrayed the original Vivian during seasons 1-3, but growing problems between Will Smith, the producers, and Hubert-Whitten caused her to depart in 1994. The producers offered Hubert-Whitten a 12/25 contract for season four, but she declined. Daphne Maxwell Reid replaced her in the role from 1994-1996, seasons 4-6.
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    LisaToddFan

    [19]Sep 14, 2007
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    Thanx for the info, I prefer the first one
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    Kenzieq

    [20]Nov 24, 2007
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    vivian #2 was way to nice number 1 rocked!!!!!!!!
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