Renée Zellweger, who won the Academy Award (Oscar) for the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her interpretation of Judy Garland in the movie Judy, included Serena and Venus Williams in an enumeration of ‘heroes’ of our world during her award acceptance speech.
Besides speaking about what it meant for her to interpret Judy Garland — one of the brightest, but also tragic movie stars of Hollywood’s Golden Era — Renée, who is most famous for her role in Cold Mountain, sent a message that reminded the world how important successful personalities like Serena Williams and her sister Venus are.
“When we look to our heroes, we agree, and that matters. Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride, Dolores Huerta, Venus and Serena and Selena, Bob Dylan, Scorsese, Fred Rogers, Harriet Tubman. We agree on our teachers, and we agree on our courageous men and women in uniform who serve.
We agree on our first responders and firefighters. When we celebrate our heroes, we’re reminded of who we are as one people united." Zellweger said. "The best among us, who inspire us to find the best in ourselves, when they unite us, when we look to our heroes, we agree, you know? And that matters."
she continued. The Williams sisters have always been inspiring women, from their grit on the tennis court to their courage of expressing themselves into the world, whether it was Serena through her controversial outfits or Venus with her newly launched furniture line.
Besides this, if we talk about heroes, we think about saving lives. As an example, just a few weeks ago, Serena Williams donated all her Auckland prize money and participated in the Rally for Relief to help Australia fight the bushfire crisis they went through at the start of 2020.