14 New Actors Who Came In To Replace Old Ones


Whether it be a breakdown of contract negotiations, a personal conflict, or a mere change of heart, old actors move on to be replaced by new actors. Of course, they key is to make the transition seamless which isn’t always possible. Let’s examine the most glaringly obvious actor replacements.

1. Fresh Prince of Bel Air - Original Actress - Jane Hubert

Portraying Vivian Banks (Aunt Viv) on Fresh Prince of Bel Air for the show’s first three seasons, Hubert exited the program after allegedly violating her contract when she became pregnant.

Many insiders claim the true reason for her departure was an ongoing dispute with the star, Will Smith.

Needless to say, Vivian’s role was likely the top of her career trajectory. The actress would go on to appear in occasional TV episodes on shows like Friends and Gilmore Girls.

Who replaced her?