“Takes So Much Time and Dedication”: Serena Williams Believes She Won’t Be Featuring in Movies

Published 04/15/2021, 4:18 AM EDT
Serena Williams attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)


Former World No. 1 Serena Williams began her 2021 campaign quite amazingly. Even though she lost to Naomi Osaka in the semis of the Australian Open 2021, she proved that she still has a lot of tennis left in her. She decided to skip the Miami Open 2021 as well, as she was suffering from an oral problem.

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Serena Williams has definitely transformed herself into a global ambassador. She advertises for various brands today and is even a model for some of them. In a recent interview with renowned American actor Michael B. Jordan, Williams answered if she would ever be interested in acting in movies.

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“Yeah, I don’t know if I have time, to be honest,” began Williams. “It takes so much time and so much dedication. I think anything I wanna do, I wanna be really good at it, or at least the best that I can do. Put the practice in it and you know, do that. But, you know, my time is, it’s a little short now.”

Serena reflected that even though she would want to feature in a film someday, she doesn’t have the time to do so right now. She also stated that it takes a lot of dedication to play a part in a movie.

“Would play an action hero”- Serena Williams

Williams revealed which role she would like to play in a movie if she ever gets a chance to do so. She highlighted that she would be an action hero.

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 22: Serena Williams speaks onstage during a keynote conversation at the 2019 Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley at San Jose McEnery Convention Center on February 22, 2019, in San Jose, California. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/WireImage)

“I would play an action hero because clearly, I should be an action hero,” added the 23-time Grand Slam champion.

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A film on Serena’s dad, Richard Williams, will soon be out in cinemas in which Will Smith is playing the role of Richard. Fans are surely excited about it and want to see Serena Williams too in a movie someday. Will Serena lead Hollywood after bidding goodbye to tennis?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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