‘BEL-AIR’ Star Jabari Banks Calls Will Smith A “Beautiful Collaborator”

‘BEL-AIR’ Star Jabari Banks Calls Will Smith A “Beautiful Collaborator”

“A number of the excellent issues that he’s allowed me to achieve is to plan this entire fresh interpretation of this character.”

Will Smith and Jabari Banks attend the premiere bag collectively and drive-through screening ride for Peacock’s fresh series ‘BEL-AIR’ at Barker Hangar on Feb. 9, 2022 in Santa Monica, Calif. Frazer Harrison/Getty Photos

Coming into the field of performing is now not any easy feat but taking on the process of reimaging a most standard character adds map more strain. Appropriate put a query to Jabari Banks, the actor who is charged with playing Will in BEL-AIR, Peacock’s dramatic reboot of the iconic 1990s sitcom The Recent Prince of Belair, which starred outmoded actor Will Smith.  

“Loads of other folks don’t know, but I booked the role. And two days later I was flying out to name. I was shifting, exact? I purchased shot out of a cannon,” Banks shared with VIBE all the map in which by a virtual interview. “The next week after that I was filming in Philly. Two weeks glided by and I’m filming this fresh blow their own horns, BEL-AIR, and earlier than that, I was sleeping on a friend’s sofa. You know? It used to be one of these instant turnaround for me.”  

The 23-year used endured, “That used to be a range of strain for optimistic. However I purchase into story talking to [the show’s creator] Morgan [Cooper] after I was in Philly, and he used to be care for, ‘I purchase into story after I first met you…I basically knew it used to be you.’…I accurate leaned on that and I’ve been doing that ever since, and it’s been such an even searching, honest discovering out ride. I’m telling you, it’s crazy.”

Jabari Banks attends the premiere bag collectively and drive-through screening ride for Peacock’s fresh series BEL-AIR at Barker Hangar on Feb. 9, 2022 in Santa Monica, Calif. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Photos

For Banks, who, care for the character he plays, hails from West Philadelphia, he also had a mountainous back from Smith himself. The authentic Recent Prince has been very hands-on with the introduction of the reboot. Serving as an executive producer, the Academy Award-nominated actor used to be welcomed by all as a leader and mentor.  

Banks shared how Smith allowed him to play the character of Will his map.  

“Will has been such an even searching collaborator in this entire process, and it’s been such an unbelievable bound getting to hold myself by this role,” the fresh actor passionately expressed. “I deem regarded as one of the precious excellent issues that he’s allowed me to achieve is to plan this entire… this fresh interpretation of this character. And he left it to my dangle volition. That used to be gigantic trusting of him. And, by that, I was care for, man I’m in a position to’t mess this up. It’s gonna be gigantic thrilling for folks to look what I enjoy.”

L–R: Will Smith, Morgan Cooper, and Jabari Banks attend the premiere bag collectively and drive-through screening ride for Peacock’s fresh series BEL-AIR at Barker Hangar on Feb. 9, 2022 in Santa Monica, Calif. Frazer Harrison/Getty Photos

Creator Morgan Cooper also shared more on his ride with Smith all the map in which by a virtual interview with VIBE.  

“Will is [unbelievable]. I’m in a position to’t mutter enough about Will,” he expressed. “All the wisdom that he’s been so generous with, to disclose on me. Working with him has been improbable and he accurate has so extra special passion, and the proven truth that he believed in my imaginative and prescient enough to be a phase of that is a dream advance accurate. I’m in a position to’t mutter enough about that man.”  

BEL-AIR premieres on Peacock this Sunday (Feb. 13), following the Huge Bowl with three episodes at originate, and fresh episodes every Thursday. Search for the trailer for BEL-AIR starring Jabari Banks under.

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