Now this is a story all about how the mansion from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is now on AirBnb.
While Will Smith is from West Philadelphia — born and raised — his career-changing role on the NBC sitcom took him and his character to Los Angeles, California where he sat on his throne “as the Prince of Bel-Air”.
Decades later, 51-year-old Smith is adding Airbnb host to his impressive resume by renting out a room in his ‘kingdom’ — actually located in Brentwood, California — for just US$40 a night.
“I’m Will Smith, actor, producer, rapper, philanthropist, prince… and now Airbnb host (thanks to the mansion’s owners who are allowing me to list it!),” the listing’s description read.
“Some may say I’ve done it all, but I’ve never opened the doors to a wing of the iconic mansion that helped launch my career.
“It holds a lot of special memories for me and my friends, and I hope you’ll leave with memories (and a dope handshake!) to last you well beyond your stay.”
Guests that pull up to the house (about seven or eight) will stay in a one bedroom, one bathroom wing — complete with pool access, an outdoor lounge and a dining room.
Other “royal perks” include staying in the “prince…er, KING-size bed” and shooting some b-ball IN the bedroom — after lacing up a pair of Air Jordans, spinning turntables like DJ Jazzy Jeff and donning a fresh kit from Will’s closet.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all guests must be from Los Angeles and currently live in the same household, according to the Airbnb listing.
The Airbnb listing comes on the back of Smith’s announcement that a reboot of Fresh Prince of Bel Air — which ran from 1990 to 1996 — was in the works for NBC’s streaming service Peacock.
Just days ago the actor took to Instagram to celebrate the sitcom’s 30th anniversary alongside several members of the original cast — including Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks and Tatyana Ali, who played Ashley Banks — to the delight of his 49 million followers.
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