What if [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Will Smith[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dj Jazzy Jeff[/lastfm] took the roles in ‘House Party’ and[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Kid N Play [/lastfm]took the roles in ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Aire’, With the show having a name change of course? Well…That reality was much closer to becoming real, back in the day.
According to the unpublished sources of TCS:
If you spend any time at all on message boards devoted to the ’90s “House Party” movies, you’ve probably heard about how the first one was originally written for WILL SMITH and DJ JAZZY JEFF.But they turned it down, so it became KID ‘N PLAY’S job.
Well, “Kid” . . . whose REAL name is CHRISTOPHER REID . . . says what goes around comes around, because they later turned down “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, which of course eventually went to Will and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
He explains, quote, “We were talking about doing a sitcom over at NBC, [but] we backed out of that because they canceled our cartoon series. So we were pissed off and were like, ‘Eh, we’re not working with you.’ “And then Will got that slot . . . ‘Fresh Prince’ became that. So that stuff kinda evens out.” And then he jokingly adds, quote, “What ever happened to Will Smith? I never see the guy anywhere.” It’s unclear how far into development “Fresh Prince” was when Kid ‘N Play declined it . . . but it obviously wouldn’t have been called “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, since Will was already using the alias “The Fresh Prince”.
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