Will Smith launches Fresh Prince clothing collection

Will Smith (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Will Smith has unveiled a new “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” inspired clothing line.

The 51-year-old actor – who starred in the titular role in the 90s sitcom – gave fans a glimpse of his new clothing collection, which focuses on T-shirts, sweatshirts and athletic clothing as well as accessories including duffel bags and phone cases.

Sharing a video on Instagram, he said: “We’re doing our next merch drop. So this is a sweatsuit, it’s just a sweatsuit until it’s not just a sweatsuit.”

He captioned the video: “I put my thang down, flipped it and reversed it. Then I put it on sale. NEW @FRESHPRINCE MERCH! (sic)”

Smith also shared some videos of the new collection on his Instagram story.

He said: “I don’t know why I ain’t do this when ‘The Fresh Prince’ was on. But I’ll take it now, because yeet! I love this stuff. I feel like I’m 12. Like, life’s just simple pleasures. I love this stuff. I’m hype. I’m hype. What can I say? I’m a simple man.”

He previously admitted to Entertainment Tonight that he “can’t bear” to watch old episodes of “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

“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. 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,” he said.

Smith has revealed he would like to be involved in a reboot of the popular show, but he’d be interested in taking on the role of Uncle Phil – who was originally played by James Avery, who passed away in 2013 – instead.

“Man, I’d have to be Uncle Phil in that one now [that] I’m nearly 50,” he said speaking on “The Graham Norton” show in 2017.



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