Olly Sholotan Talks Reinventing Iconic “Carlton Banks” Character On ‘Bel-Air’ & Will Smith Advice

Olly Sholotan Talks Reinventing Iconic “Carlton Banks” Character On ‘Bel-Air’ & Will Smith Advice

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07: Olly Sholotan attends Jimmy Akingbola's Birthday Party at The Peppermint Club on April 07, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

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Stepping into something legendary but completely new and of its own nature, the iconic “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” has been refreshed and offered in a special way that has taken 2022 by storm, and actor Olly Sholotan shares his season one experience with Power Mornings. 

Stopping through the Power 106 studios, Sholotan chopped it with Morning show co-hosts Letty, Teddy Mora, and Javen Cannon, about the growing popularity and love that the new Peacock show ‘Bel-Air’ has received and how his new take on the portrayal of the beloved “Carlton” character has evolved for “Bel-Air” fans. Olly details how he decided he wanted to carry out the Will Smith-backed legacy and describes what that looked like for him as an actor and someone creating something new. Stepping away from the original Carlton characteristics wasn’t particularly too hard because Olly went into filming knowing he had to reinvent the iconic role. 

Sholotan goes on to share the importance of highlighting the Black luxury lifestyle, the advice Will Smith shared with the show’s cast, which moments from the original series he would like to revisit with “Carlton,” and much more.

Watch the full Olly Sholotan x Power Mornings interview below!

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