Fans of the classic comedyThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air were skeptical when a darker, more dramatic reboot was in the works at Peacock, but their fears proved unfounded once Bel-Air premiered last February. Among the many changes in the new show, Geoffrey has gone from butler to house manager for the wealthy Banks family and is portrayed by Nigerian-British actor Jimmy Akingbola. He recently spoke with MediaVillage about how he initially turned down his Bel-Air audition and how he wanted to bring a fresh take to the character.
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