Serena Williams in Hollywood with a film about her life? A possible reality, especially after the success of King Richard, who told the story of the Williams sisters’ father, played by 2022 Academy Award winner Will Smith.
Serena Williams, interviewed by Insider, explained: “My life is a soap opera with a lot of drama: it’s perfect for cinema. I had a difficult path. At first I wasn’t doing well, then yes. There is a lot of drama. It’s a soap opera.
Whether it’s people in business who say I shouldn’t do a certain thing, or those in tennis who claimed that I would never be good, I think there is a part of me that will always enjoy. to prove people wrong.”
Meanwhile, Serena at the Academy Awards 2022… In the 94th Annual Oscar Night, held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, Will Smith won the Best Actor award for the movie King Richard. Will Smith was credited with playing impeccably Richard Williams, father of the two tennis champions Serena and Venus.
The film was critically acclaimed and reconstructed the life of Richard Williams and the growth of Serena and Venus. The two American players have always proudly followed the advice and directions of their father, thanks to whom they have written some of the most exciting pages in the history of tennis.
A few minutes after winning his first Oscar, Will Smith has made himself the author of a gesture that is causing a lot of discussion. The American actor hit comedian Chris Rock, one of the evening’s presenters, in the face, right during the ceremony and live worldwide.
Rock made a cheesy joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife, and the movie star joined him in the center of the stage to give him a hard slap. “Never say my wife’s name,” Smith finally yelled after reaching his seat.
Serena Williams, present at the awards ceremony, commented on the incident through her Instagram account. The 23-time Grand Slam champion was literally speechless and showed her disbelief in a short story. The Academy, via Twitter, condemned Will Smith’s act and specified that he “does not condone violence in any form.”
It is to the Academy that the actor apologized for him. “Richard Williams was a proud defender of his family. At this time in my life I am truly overwhelmed by what God is asking me to be and do in this world. I want to apologize to the Academy, I want to apologize to my fellow candidates.”
Serena Williams should come back on the court for the beginning of the clay-swing, although there are still no real certainties about her come back.