The Williams' Sisters Opens The Door To Growing Up With Their Father, King Richard


Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams (Will Smith) is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California’s neglected tennis courts - rain or shine - the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment and their mother’s (Aunjanue Ellis) balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, KING RICHARD follows the journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world’s greatest sports legends.

Reinaldo Marcus Green directs this story that shows the power of family,

and achieving the impossible. KING RICHARD also stars Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal, and Tony Goldwyn.


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On Tuesday, November 2nd, I had the pleasure of attend a screening for the movie King Richard, To be honest, I did not know what to expect. Although I am a fan of Will Smith and seen a lot of work with Saniyya Sidney, I did not know how the 2 young ladies would carry out such powerful women such as Venus and Serena Williams.

Well, let me just say this. Those 2 young ladies were so impactful, they made me think that they were the two tennis star's clones. What I was most impressed was to find out during a virtual press conference is that Demi Singleton has to learn how to play tennis with her less dominant hand! How awesome is that!


King Richard is a much needed film as it showed a black father going against the stereotype placed on black men when it comes to raising their kids. Will Smith did an awesome job as he portrayed this man doing whatever he could do to ensure that the dreams and plans of not only his came true, but of his daughters. "With much success comes sacrifice" was proven in this movie based off of the life of real people that are still alive today!

~Shenee' Woodson