Will Smith’s memoir “Will” was released a few days ago, and it’s still being talked about and read by people, but it seems there is that one person who wouldn’t bother to even open the first chapter to read what’s in there — and that person is actor and television personality, Alfonso Ribeiro.
According to Alfonso Ribeiro in an interview on Extra on Friday, he isn’t sure he will read Will Smith’s memoir “Will” because he knows the people.
Via The Daily Mail:
‘I don’t know if I’ll read the book because I know the people,’ Ribeiro, 50, told Extra in an interview Friday.
The New York City native played Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alongside Smith, 53, for its six-year run from 1990-1996, and the pair have remained close ever since.
The entertainment veteran said that Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith, 50, appear to be giving the public what they want with details about their personal lives in the book, as ‘they are laying it out there in a way that is their truth.’
He noted, ‘For many, many years, people speculated about them as a family.’
In the book, Smith said that Ribeiro gave him ‘the best advice ever’ to go by his real name on the popular NBC comedy, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Smith said Ribeiro told him, ‘Hey, man, I hear the producers discussing names for your character. Take it from me: Give your character your name, Will Smith. Because people are going to call you that for the rest of your life.’
Flip to the next page to watch Alfonso Ribeiro’s interview with Extra about Will Smith’s memoir “Will.”