Recast "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and Win a Prize!

Recast "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and Win a Prize!

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!


I recently woke up with the theme song to "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" dancing in my head — and I couldn't shake it ("Iiiiiiin West Philadelphia, born and raised/On the playground was where I spent most of my days..."). I took that as a sign that "Fresh Prince" should be our next recast challenge. If you were to recast this TV show with present-day actors, who would you choose for the lead roles? Who could fill Will Smith's shoes as... Will Smith? And what about Will's stern Uncle Phil and little cousin Ashley? Most of all, who could play dorky Carlton or the clueless Jazz (DJ Jazzy Jeff)?

Relive your fondest memories of "Fresh Prince" and try to picture new actors rounding out the cast. Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, July 10, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt, read more

Characters to recast:
Will (Will Smith)
Philip Banks (James Avery)
Vivian Banks (Janet Hubert-Whitten, Daphne Reid)
Carlton Banks (Alfonso Ribeiro)
Ashley Banks (Tatyana Ali)
Hilary Banks (Karyn Parsons)
Geoffrey (Joseph Marcell)
Jazz (Jeffrey A. Townes)

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