Will Smith Admits Serena & Venus Williams Were ‘A Little Uncertain At First’ Over ‘King Richard’

Will Smith had to win over Serena and Venus Williams to create the film “King Richard” where he stars as Richard Williams, the father of the iconic sisters.  “They were a little uncertain at first, you know, so, we met and we talked about everything, all of the aspects of their life,” Will told Access Hollywood’s Zuri Hall at the film’s premiere at the AFI Film Festival. Adding, “They loved the screenplay so that was a good thing. They said they would executive produce the project but they would wait until they saw the film before they put their name on it.” “King Richard” is in theaters and on HBO Max Nov. 19.