Will Smith’s portrayal of Venus and Serena Williams’ father has received a lot of love on social media.
The film King Richard, which tells the story of Richard Williams, the father of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams, was released in theaters and on HBO Max on Friday.
Willi Smith plays Richard Williams, and social media adores the film because of Smith’s performance.
Smith was asked why he wanted to play Richard Williams by his King Richard co-stars Demi Singleton and Saniyya Sidney earlier this month.
“I love stories where you think you know what’s going on,” Smith told Entertainment Weekly. “You pull the veil back when no one knew there was a veil.”
Richard Williams was misunderstood to the point of absurdity.
I liked being able to humanize a figure who had previously been vilified in the sport.
He’s a true genius.
He had two Michael Jordans planned.
Consider how extraordinary that is.”
Smith also explained why he didn’t get to spend as much time as he would have liked with Richard Williams.
“I couldn’t spend much time with Richard because of COVID.”
So there’s a lot of tape, interviews, and he wrote a book,” he explained.
“I’m always on the lookout for things that are the most like me.
Richard’s sense that no one believed in him was something I identified with.
When you have a big, big dream and everyone tells you how ridiculous it is, how silly you are, and how impossible it is.
Here’s a look at what people had to say about King Richard on social media.”
‘King Richard 4.55’s Review’
Will Smith resurrects his career with “King Richard,” a role that catapults him to the top of this year’s Oscar race.
Smith provides a nuanced portrayal of fatherhood that is backed up by a powerful emotional punch.
Smith’s best performance since “Ali” without a doubt. pic.twitter.comJNcdu33OGR
“King Richard is a really good film, not great, but really good,” one commentator wrote.
Will Smith is fantastic, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he received a few acting nominations for this film.
More families like the Williamses are needed in the world.”
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“If King Richard does not win an Oscar, I will hate this world even more than I already do,” one person wrote.
DAMN, what a movie.”
What a unique opportunity…
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