Serena Williams in Hollywood with a movie about her life? A possible reality, especially after the success of King Richard, which told the story of the father of the Williams sisters, played by Will Smith, winner of the 2022 Oscar.
Serena Williams, interviewed by Insider, explained: “My life is a soap opera with a lot of drama: it is perfect for the cinema. I have had a difficult journey. Whether it is the people in the business world who say that I should not do such and such , or those in tennis who said it would never be good, I think there is a part of me that will always enjoy proving people wrong.”
Serena attended the 2022 Oscars…
At the 94th Annual Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, Will Smith won Best Actor for the film King Richard.
Will Smith had the merit of impeccably embodying Richard Williams, the father of the two tennis champions Serena and Venus.
The film was critically acclaimed and recreated the life of Richard Williams and the growth of Serena and Venus.
The two American players have always proudly followed the advice and guidance of their father, thanks to whom they wrote some of the most exciting pages in tennis history.
Within minutes of winning his first Oscar, Will Smith made a gesture that caused a lot of ink to spill. The American actor hit comedian Chris Rock, one of the evening’s presenters, in the face in the middle of the ceremony and live in front of the whole world.
Rock made a sweet joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, wife of Will Smith, and the movie star joined him center stage to give him a hard slap. “Don’t you ever say my wife’s name again,” Smith finally yelled after getting back in his seat.
Serena Williams, present at the award 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.
L’Académie, via Twitter, condemned Will Smith’s act and specified that there be no caution for violence sous quelque forme que ce soit.” C’est auprès de l’Académie que l’acteur s’est excuse for him.
“Richard Williams was a proud supporter of his family. At this point in my life, I am truly overwhelmed with 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 return to the courts during the clay court season, although there are still no real certainties about her return.