The 53-year-old actor does not hide that he “fell in love” with Richard Williams a long time ago. The father of the tennis players impressed him by defending the then 14-year-old Venus from an insistent journalist.
“That expression on the face of Venus … It remained in my heart. I knew that one day I wanted to show the world a father protecting his daughter in this way,” he said Will Smith at an online press conference.
Smith plays the leading role in the film. Richard Williams, a self-taught coach, had prepared a detailed plan for their tennis career before the birth of his daughters and with them he made his way from the poor suburbs of Los Angeles to victories in the biggest tournaments. However, the beginning was not easy. The father had to go to great lengths to find his daughters a professional coach at exclusive California tennis clubs, where he was greeted with racist mockery.
According to some media outlets, the role of Williams could win Smith the first Oscar statuette in his career.
“The farmer is looking for a wife 8”: The engagement in the program divided the audience
Marta Manowska “escaped” to the mountains! The host of the “Farmer is looking for a wife” program in the pictures without makeup
“The farmer is looking for a wife 8”: The farmers chose, Krzysztof proposed [9. odcinek]
For more news about movies, stars and TV shows, exclusive interviews and behind the scenes of the hottest premieres, visit our Facebook Interia Film.