Will Smith, Then

Will Smith, Then

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Smith played Will, a spunky teen from West Philadelphia, who was sent to live with his family in Bel-Air after getting into a fight with guys who were up to no good. “It was my very first role, and I was very, very focused on being successful, so I learned the whole script and everyone else’s lines," Smith explained about starring on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. "If you watch the first four or five episodes, you can see I’m mouthing other people’s lines. It’s terrible and I can’t bear to watch it.”

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