Will Smith reveals how he landed ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ lead role as a ‘broke’ kid

The lyrics to the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song — in a way — translated to actor Will Smith’s life at the time he joined the iconic cast, the actor revealed in a vlog posted to his YouTube page last week 크레이지 아케이드 맥 다운로드.

According to Smith, “an ex-girlfriend, Arsenio Hall, Quincy Jones and flowing libations all led to the creation” of the hit ’90s TV sitcom Download Doremi Market.

Smith was just a teenager when he and DJ Jazzy Jeff released their smash album “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” The pair won a Grammy, the album went triple platinum and “The Fresh Prince” rapper then spent his money on luxury items such as cars, motorcycles and designer labels 카탈리나 설치파일 다운로드.

Their next album, however, was not so successful. In fact, Smith described it as a “flop.”

“It went, like, double plastic,” Smith recalled in his YouTube video, which has garned more than 2.1 million views as of Tuesday evening 감사패 양식 다운로드.

The failure came as a shock to Smith, who had spent most of his cash already. When Tax Day rolled around, he missed the filing deadline.

“I didn’t forget, but I didn’t pay the IRS 태룡고딕 다운로드. In my mind, I wasn’t trying to avoid paying taxes … I was just like damn they need their money,” Smith said. “Being famous and broke is a sh—y combination.”

So, Smith said his former girlfriend urged him to go to “The Arsenio Hall Show,” and that’s exactly what he did 곰플레이어 통합코덱 다운로드.

“I met a dude named Benny Medina. Benny Medina is the real-life Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” Smith said. “I meet Benny and he pitches me the idea for this show, and I’m like, you know, ‘I’m not an actor.’”

In December 1989, Smith agreed to meet Medina’s co-producer Quincy Jones ubuntu videos. Jones complimented Smith’s work and asked what is rap name was.

“They call me ‘The Fresh Prince,'” Smith said.

He replied, “Alright good, that’s what we’re going to call the show.”

Jones asked everyone to move the furniture out of a room in his home and a crowd of celebrities cleared the way so Smith could do an impromptu audition for the part. 

“You could take 10 minutes, right now, and you could change your life forever,” Jones said 갤럭시 유튜브 동영상 다운로드.

After Smith’s performance, the room roared with applause and a contract was created right then and there.

“So, we had the lawyers draw up something … We took the picture and we signed the basic deal for ‘The Fresh Prince’ and three months later, we were shooting the pilot,” Smith said 바다 장기 다운로드. “And that’s the story of how I became the ‘Prince of Bel-Air.'”

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