King Richard Actresses Reveal Venus and Serena Williams’ Reaction to the Movie

Published 11/10/2021, 5:00 AM EST
372178 06: FILE PHOTO: Richard Williams, center, with his daughters Venus, left, and Serena 1991 in Compton, CA. Serena and Venus Williams will be playing against each other for the first time July 6, 2000 in the tennis semifinals at Wimbledon. (Photo by Paul Harris/Online USA)


The biographical movie on the lives of the Williams family, ‘King Richard’ is soon hitting the silver screen. The story revolves around the efforts and sacrifices Richard Williams put in for Serena Williams and Venus Williams.

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Will Smith is playing the role of Richard Williams. While Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton are acting as Venus Williams and Serena Williams.

CARLSBAD, CA – AUGUST 3: Richard Williams, father of Venus Williams, watches as she competes against Anna Chakvetadze of Russia during the Day 5 match of the Acura Classic at the La Costa Resort and Spa August 3, 2007 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Saniyya and Demi recently voiced their emotions at the Tamron Hall show after knowing of Venus and Serena’s reactions after watching the film. They were very excited to know that the tennis stars loved the biopic.

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Venus and Serena Williams’ reaction

‘King Richard’ will release in theatres on the 19th of November 2021. While there has already been a lot of excitement among the fans regarding this biopic on the Williams family. At the Tamron Hall show, the actors Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton who are playing Venus Williams and Serena Williams opened up on many interesting conversations.

The actors were really glad to find out that Venus and Serena loved the movie. Demi Singleton said, “We weren’t there when they (Serena and Venus) saw the film, but we found out that they enjoyed it and they were happy about it.”

Furthermore, she added, ” I think we were just in outer space. We were so happy because we had worked so hard and that was the whole goal. We really wanted the family to watch the film and kind of see themselves on that screen. So when they said they loved it we’re so excited.”

Who are Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton?

Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton are teenage actors who are an important part of ‘King Richard’. Saniyya Sidney is 15 years old and is playing the role of Venus Williams. On the other hand, Demi Singleton is 14-years old and plays the role of Serena Williams.

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Both the actresses have earlier worked on several movies. However, they have expressed many times that they’re extremely glad to be a part of the great biopic, ‘King Richard’.

Will Smith is playing the lead role of Richard Williams, father of Serena and Venus. Aunjanue Ellis is working as Oracene “Brandy” Price, mother of Venus and Serena.

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All the tennis fans across the globe are very excited about the release of ‘King Richard’. Are you thrilled to watch the movie?

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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