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Adrian Holmes talks taking part in the brand new Uncle Phil on ‘Bel-Air’ – Nationwide

Adrian Holmes talks taking part in the brand new Uncle Phil on ‘Bel-Air’ – Nationwide

Adrian Holmes as Phillip Banks in ‘Bel-Air.’.

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Welsh-Canadian actor Adrian Holmes couldn’t be extra thrilled or honoured to be taking up 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 Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air, remodelled and reimagined as new collection Bel-Air.

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Adrian Holmes as Phillip Banks on ‘Bel-Air.’.

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The 2022 model of the present might share the identical fundamental premise as the unique present, however 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 stay together with his rich relations in Bel-Air, Calif., it’s instantly clear that that is no sitcom.

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Holmes matches into the function of Uncle Phil so seamlessly, together with his manicured beard, fierce glare and highly effective vitality, that it’s no marvel collection 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 function and the way he’s feeling now that Bel-Air is on the market.

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You’ll be able to catch ‘Bel-Air’ on Showcase at 9 p.m. ET on Mondays, or stream the most recent episodes at

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