Welsh-Canadian actor Adrian Holmes couldn’t be extra thrilled or honoured to be taking over iconic TV character Uncle Phil, beforehand performed by the late James Avery.
Uncle Phil is the beloved patriarch of the Banks household, the central focus of ’90s sitcom The Recent Prince of Bel-Air, remodelled and reimagined as new sequence Bel-Air.
The 2022 model of the present might share the identical primary premise as the unique present, nevertheless it varies in each single different method — it’s extremely dramatic with a darkish edge, and as we observe younger Will Smith (Jabari Banks) as he strikes from Philadelphia to dwell together with his rich kinfolk in Bel-Air, Calif., it’s instantly clear that that is no sitcom.
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Holmes suits into the position of Uncle Phil so seamlessly, together with his manicured beard, fierce glare and highly effective power, that it’s no surprise sequence co-executive producer and unique star Will Smith gave him his seal of approval after his audition.
World Information’ Chris Jancelewicz sat down with Holmes on a fast Zoom name to see how he got here to the position and the way he’s feeling now that Bel-Air is on the market.
You possibly can catch ‘Bel-Air’ on Showcase at 9 p.m. ET on Mondays, or stream the most recent episodes at Showcase.ca.
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