Alfonso Ribeiro hints he won’t be reading Will Smith’s memoir

Alfonso Ribeiro hints he won't be reading Will Smith's memoir
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Alfonso Ribeiro doesn’t think he’ll read Will Smith’s memoir.

The 50-year-old actor — who starred with Smith in the classic sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” — commended his friend for “laying it out there” with the book but admitted he doesn’t feel the need to read it himself.


He told “Extra: “For many, many, many years, people speculated about them as a family. They are laying it out there in a way that is their truth. I don’t know if I’ll read the book because I know the people,” he told “Extra.”

The pair appeared as Carlton Banks (Alfonso) and Will Smith (using his real name) in the beloved comedy, which ran for six seasons from 1990 to 1996.


The cast reunited last year for a special on HBO Max, and Ribeiro recalled his process of coming up with his iconic Carlton dance.

He explained: “The first time, all it said in the script was ‘Carlton dances’ and I needed to figure out how this character would dance. What would be the actual move that hit it perfect?”

Smth admitted at the time that he “never could do the Carlton dance,” adding: “I never was able to get it.”

However, it came together during the show’s final scenes as the two characters danced together.

He said: “That final moment, doing it together — that was like Will finally making the full acceptance of Carlton. We are in sync and as one.”

Meanwhile, Ribeiro won’t be reading the memoir, but Will features a lot of deep, personal confessions, including Smith revealing how he developed a “psychosomatic reaction” to having an orgasm after having his heart broken by his first serious girlfriend when he was 16, a “beautiful” girl named Melanie who was unfaithful to him while he was away on tour.

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