When we speak of tennis we think of Venus and Serena Williams. In 2000, Venus Williams became the first Black woman since Althea Gibson to win Wimbledon. Between the two sisters, they have won over 100 titles, but where did it all begin? How did they become two of the most influential athletes in the world? Five words. It was their father's dream.
King Richard, which stars Will Smith, tells the story of Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, unwavering dream for his daughters to be the greatest tennis players in the world, and the lengths he went to make his dream a reality. With a strong emphasis on the barriers Venus Williams broke and the influence the entire Williams family had on the pursuit of a successful tennis career for both sisters, the film was masterfully executed and will bring to light a different type of Black family dynamic.
We recently spoke with the director of King Richard, Reinaldo Marcu