Starring in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Ended My Career,” Says Sitcom Legend in Shocking Revelation — Unveiling the Untold Story Behind the Iconic Show’s Impact

THE Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air is one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, but not for everyone!

The US series is widely considered to be the mainstream breakthrough for Oscar winning actor Will Smith.

The Fresh Prince of Bell Air is considered to be one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time

The Fresh Prince of Bell Air is considered to be one of the most beloved sitcoms of all timeCredit: Getty

It made stars of the likes of Will Smith (left) and Alfonso Ribeiro (right)

It made stars of the likes of Will Smith (left) and Alfonso Ribeiro (right)Credit: Getty – Contributor

The I'm A Celebrity personality called the infamous role a 'sacrifice'

The I’m A Celebrity personality called the infamous role a ‘sacrifice’Credit: Getty
He starred in six series of the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated show from 1990.

But Will, 55, was not the only star to find success from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Alfonso Ribeiro, 52, is best known for playing the role of Carlton, the preppy and conservative cousin to Will’s eponymous character.

Now, he’s opened up about struggle he faced after the show as he admitted he found it difficult to live up to the beloved role.

Ribeiro even admitted the reputation he gained effectively ‘ended’ his career in acting.

“Playing Carlton on Fresh Prince became a sacrifice. I used to always say doing Carlton was the greatest and worst thing that ever happened to me,” Alfonso revealed.

“It was one of the greatest roles that I ever was fortunate enough to play, but it was also the role that stopped me from acting again because people couldn’t see me as anything else.”

He told Closer Weekly: “The sacrifice was not having an acting career anymore.”

On the show he was best known for his unique jazz dance sequence which he performed to the song, ‘It’s Not Unusual’ by Tom Jones.

The move was widely considered to be named after the legendary character as it became so iconic and such a staple of 90’s culture.

Despite the struggles he faced living up to the role, the actor did admit that he has no regrets about his time on the show specifically.

Fresh Prince Of Bel Air star, 57, has barely aged at all in 32 years since starring in iconic sitcom – then retiring from acting
“It was about the cast and spending time with them,” the TV presenter admitted.

“Before every show, we would go into Will Smith’s dressing room, and we’d play music and dance and just have a great energy build-up to get ready for the show.

He added: “Those are some great memories of just being together.”

But since then, Alfonso established himself to become a well known personality in the UK.

He entered the I’m A Celebrity jungle in 2013 and he previously filled in for Bruno Tonioli on Strictly Come Dancing.

This was after he appeared as both a contestant and as the host on the US version of the long-running BBC dancing competition, Dancing With The Stars.

Alfonso Ribeiro played Carlton, the preppy and conservative cousin to Will's eponymous character

Alfonso Ribeiro played Carlton, the preppy and conservative cousin to Will’s eponymous characterCredit: Getty – Contributor

But he admitted he regretted the role as it effectively 'ended' his acting career

But he admitted he regretted the role as it effectively ‘ended’ his acting careerCredit: Getty

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air was on television for six years

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air was on television for six yearsCredit: Getty – Contributor

He is best known for the iconic jazz dance move which became a staple of the 90's

He is best known for the iconic jazz dance move which became a staple of the 90’sCredit: PA:Press Association

The star since both competed in and hosted Dancing With The Stars

The star since both competed in and hosted Dancing With The StarsCredit: The Walt Disney Company

Related Posts

Patrick Mahomes revealed that a thoughtful gift from his close friend Travis Kelce and his wife brought him immense joy and made him unbearably happy-nhung

In the world of professional sports, where intense competition and pressure are daily companions, moments of genuine joy and heartfelt connections are treasured more than any trophy….

Breaking: Chiefs’ Coach Andy Reid voices concerns over Taylor Swift’s influence, stating she is “not a good role model” for young fans and the public-nhung

In an unexpected clash of worlds, Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid has publicly criticized pop superstar Taylor Swift, declaring that she is “not a good…

In photos: Patrick Mahomes’ wife Brittany shares memorable highlights from their exciting London and Amsterdam trip with Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce-nhung

Patrick Mahomes’ wife Brittany recaps London and Amsterdam trip with Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce (Image Source: Brittany Mahomes/Instagram) Travis Kelce accompanied Taylor Swift throughout her Eras Tour…

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt’s wife Tavia passionately calls for collective change and unity in the wake of the shocking assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump-nhung

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt’s wife Tavia on Donald Trump assassination attempt (Image Source: Tavia Hunt/Instagram and Donald Trump/Instagram) Chiefs’ owner Clark Hunt’s wife, Tavia, came forward with…

In these stunning photos: NFL star Patrick Mahomes lovingly embraces wife Brittany’s beautiful baby bump during their heartfelt and intimate pregnancy photoshoot-nhung

Patrick Mahomes adores wife Brittany’s baby bump in pregnancy photoshoot (Image Source: Brittany Mahomes/Instagram) Patrick Mahomes and wife Brittany are expecting their third child together. On Friday,…

Meghan disclosed that she quickly gained wealth from inheriting a substantial fortune from her biological mother, Doria, stating, “I didn’t need royal money.”-Thaoo

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has been a topic of interest and controversy since her marriage to Prince Harry. One of the most discussed topics surrounding…