“Oh My!”: Will Smith’s Iconic Picture With Venus and Serena Williams Create Frenzy Among Hollywood Stars, Athletes, and Others

Published 11/02/2021, 10:11 PM EDT
Serena Williams of The United States is congratulated by her sister and opponant Venus Williams of The United States following their ladies singles third round match on Day Five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


King Richard, the biopic of Venus and Serena Williams’ father, is currently the most anticipated movie in the tennis world. In addition to that, Will Smith’s portrayal as their father Richard Williams has made everyone more eager. And now, Serena, Venus, and Will have added fuel to the fire after posing together on the Entertainment Weekly cover. Naturally, it has left Hollywood, athletes, and fans more excited than ever about the film.

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Indeed, it is a once-in-a-lifetime moment where three individually great icons fit inside a camera frame. Also, it is a picture that will go down in history as one of the historic photos of all time. And it wouldn’t have been possible without Richard Williams, who started this epic story.

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Patrick Mouratoglou, Demi Singleton, and others react to Serena, Venus, and Will’s Entertainment Weekly Cover

First and foremost, Serena‘s tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou expressed his enthusiasm in the comments section. He wrote, “Amazing! Can’t Wait!”

Furthermore, actor Demi Singleton wrote “Perfect” for this great picture. Besides, she is also playing Serena in the biopic, King Richard.

After looking at these glamorous pictures, many singers and songwriters added their emotions in the comments sections. While Deborah Cox said, “Stunning,” Dr. Charles Jenkins commented, “I love this.” Additionally, JoJo lauded the outfit, whereas Chris Blue wrote, “This movie is already EPIC!!! and I ain’t seen it yet!”

372178 05: FILE PHOTO: Richard Williams practices with his daughter, Serena in 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 Online USA)

Interestingly, numerous athletes also gave their approval for this film. The list included Veronica Campbell Brown, Stefany Hernandez, Clarence Seedorf, and Allyson Felix.

Likewise, even Hollywood went gaga over this picture. For this, veteran actor Chris Spencer and Neruda-famed actor Michael Silva expressed their emotions through emoticons. Additionally, the Brazilian actress Erika Januza stated, “Oh My!!”

Above all, the unspoken excitement for this biopic is surreal. Hence, the world cannot wait for November 19 to come.

Venus and Serena Williams’ unmatchable legacy

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Both sisters, Venus and Serena, have changed tennis for good. The duo has combined 30 Grand Slam titles, 4 Olympics gold medals each and dominated the sport for almost two decades.

Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams touch rackets after Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 during Top Seed Open – Day 4 at the Top Seed Tennis Club on August 13, 2020 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

More than that, Venus and Serena have been the driving inspiration to the next generation. And most of the credit for their legacy goes to one man, their coach-father, Richard Williams.

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Conclusively, the world will relive the trio’s journey to become tennis legends on big screens. How excited are you to watch King Richard?

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Senior Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 1000 tennis articles.

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