Serena Williams hails Will Smith

Smith played the role of Richard Williams in King Richard.

by Dzevad Mesic
Serena Williams hails Will Smith

American tennis superstar Serena Williams hailed Will Smith for his performance in King Richard. King Richard is a biopic based on the life of Richard Williams and tells the story of Serena and Venus' development from his point of views.

Smith, one of the greatest Black actors in Hollywood history, played the role of Richard Williams in the film. Smith did an outstanding job on King Richard as he won the 2022 Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor. King Richard has been a huge success as it has been mostly receiving positive reviews.

Serena Williams admitted she couldn't be happier with the performance Smith delivered in King Richard. "To watch our story on the big screen is one of the most special experiences of our lives," Serena Williams said, per Sportskeeda.

"I don't think there could have been a better tribute to our father than the performance you delivered, Will. Thank you."

Smith hailed Serena and Venus Williams

After winning the award, Smith showed his appreaciation for the Williams sisters.

"Thank you very much [for the award]. I am here tonight with Venus and Serena Williams and their sister Isha [Price]. I really want to say to all of [them], thank you for entrusting me with your story," Smith said. "You all define the American dream.

You represent the best of what we all hope this world and this country can be." The Williams came from a long way and will go down as two all-time greats. "I saw the secret, scary hard places you went to on that court, and you smiled and you did your job.

Well, Serena Williams did not smile all the time on the court but that was a part of it," Smith said. "What you were able to do and what your family was able to do inspired everyone in this room, everyone in this country and everyone around the world."

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