Jimmy Akingbola and Joseph Marcell Share a Connection Past Their “Bel-Air” Characters

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Bel-Air“‘s reimagining of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” has given longtime followers lots of candy full-circle moments this season. However sequence star Jimmy Akingbola (who plays Geoffrey) has a narrative of his personal that makes his connection to his character’s authentic actor, Joseph Marcell, much more heartwarming.

On March 24, Akingbola posted an previous photograph of him and Marcell on Instagram from a challenge they labored on collectively in 2014. In keeping with the actor, the 2 Geoffreys met lengthy earlier than “Bel-Air” was even a thought. “Expensive @belairpeacock followers.. Some issues are simply meant to be…,” he captioned his image of the 2 sporting matching outfits. “When #Geoffrey met #Geoffrey. A couple of years in the past on @deathinparadiseofficial #josephmarcell performed my father… The remaining they are saying is historical past..”

“. . . what was vital for me is that I did not need to depart from the gorgeous essence that Joseph had created with the unique Geoffrey.”

That very same day, Akingbola and Marcell linked for an interview with Cassius Life to speak in regards to the evolution of their shared character. “There’s a lot of the unique Geoffrey in my model . . . what was vital for me is that I did not need to depart from the gorgeous essence that Joseph had created with the unique Geoffrey, that turned some of the widespread characters within the present,” Akingbola informed the outlet. “And so there was slightly little bit of strain with that, however really, I made a decision to simply use that and say, ‘Look, the principle factor about Geoffrey is that he cherished the household.'”

Each actors additionally joked about “Bel-Air”‘s Geoffrey turning into a intercourse image — a dialog stirred up amongst followers — and teased what a by-product for the character might appear like. “I believe within the spinoff, I must be the aged uncle,” Marcell proposes. “Who is available in, who’s in all probability an accountant or one thing actually uninteresting, however whenever you do discover him together with his tie and shirt undone, he’s the life and soul of the celebration.”

“Bel-Air”‘s model of Geoffrey definitely has lots of mysterious layers, so followers could possibly be excited by him getting his personal present! Whereas we dream up all of the attainable eventualities for Geoffrey’s spinoff, take a look at Akingbola and Marcell’s throwback image.


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