“Fresh Prince” Alum Tatyana Ali Returns to “Bel-Air.”
Tatyana Ali brings a huge dose of freshness to the small screens!
The 43-year-old, who played Ashley Banks on the original NBC sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” from 1990 to 1996, will guest star in all six seasons on the upcoming season of “Bel-Air,” which premieres. February 23, as revealed in the released promotional clip.
New ‘Bel-Air’ Season 2 Trailer Reveals Tatyana Ali’s Role and More
The trailer for the upcoming season gives us a glimpse of Ali’s new role as her character’s teacher from the 90s. It also takes a look at Will being recruited by adult basketball scouts and Carlton getting into a vicious fistfight.
TVLine shared that Ali will be playing the role of an English teacher named Mrs. Hughes for Ashley as Akira Akbar. According to the description, “an English literature teacher at Bel-Air High School, who sees something special in Ashley, often gives her books from his personal collection.”
The series is a dramatic adaptation of the original comedy series that follows Will’s (Jabari Banks) complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the foreclosed mansions of Bel-Air. However, in season two, the character finds herself at a crossroads when a new figure enters her life, challenging what she learned in Bel-Air and vying for control of her influence.
In the new episodes, her two worlds will collide, forcing her to learn about the power of second chances as she navigates the conflicts, biases, and emotions of a world far different from the one she’s ever known. Additionally, Will and Carlton’s brotherhood “begins to develop as they grow closer but continue to challenge each other over their differences” in these episodes.
According to the newspaper synopsis the latest episode of the series Will will also be seen “navigating his home life with the Banks family and trying to rebuild the trust that was broken at the end of last season.”
“Love That Girl!” actress celebrated the upcoming season of the series and announced her return to her thousands of followers. Upload on Instagram volt captioned“And the story continues. The fam is back and shaking the table! Season 2 premieres February 23rd only on @peacockTV. #BelAirPeacock.”
Hundreds of fans reacted excitedly to the post, congratulating the “Daydreamin'” singer on his upcoming role in the comments section. One fan wrote: “Get over Miss Tatyana. I see you” – accompanied by four fire emoticons.
Another fan wrote with five heart emojis: “So happy to have you in the new season!!! Excited!!!!.” A longtime fan pointed out the plot twist, commenting, “Yay, I can’t wait!!! Old school Ashley gives new school encouragement 🥰.”
“One of my favorite TV shows,” another commenter openly stated. Acknowledging the masterminds behind the big reveal, one fan wrote: “This is so gross they’re putting me on the show! Thank you @willsmith and @jadapinkettsmith too!” then two heart emojis.
Tatyana Ali celebrated her sixth wedding anniversary in style
Things improved for Ali in the new year. However, the previous year came with peaks and festive occasions. One such event was his sixth wedding anniversary.
Ali is married to Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, an assistant professor of English at Stanford University, and has shared so much love with her esteemed spouse, as The Blast details..
She took to her social media page to share a cozy picture of herself and her man staring passionately at each other. The picture was accompanied by a sweet message expressing how pleased they were with their perfect union.
The New York native began her speech by saying, “Happy anniversary, my love!” followed by the announcement that they had been married for “6 precious years”. He also pointed out that they built a house “full of love, devotion and pure fun,” which was truly a blessing and an accomplishment for the lovebirds.
Concluding the adoring message, Ali wrote: “My partner, my partner, my advisor – I just love walking around in the sun with your sexy, glowing, lovely self. (three day emoji) @vaughnrasberry.” Fans wished them a happy anniversary and shared their love and prayers for the couple’s lasting, blessed union.