Controversial figures have a way of making their way into the spotlight. That did not run any differently for Serena Williams, one of the most influential personalities of all time father, Richard Williams.
Williams, who has been an oppressive and formidable opponent to tackle within the history of tennis, owes most of her success credit to her father Richard whose orthodoxy and overbearing nature toward his daughters objectively helped them achieve the lengths of fame they have today.
While the media has always been skeptical and critical of Richard’s personality, his daughter Serena went on record to clarify how his image has been tainted in the public eye and opened up about her views on the nature of Richard’s biopic movie ‘King Richard’ stance and objective.
The biopic ‘King Richard’ which revolves around the fact that the sacrifices and choices laid down by Williams were solely made keeping in mind the best interests of his daughters, Serena Williams and Venus Williams, helped prevail him a heroic image in the tennis community.
Talking about the purpose of the Oscar-winning movie starring American actor Will Smith as Richard Williams, Serena dispensed her thoughts on the same saying “People have gotten the story wrong, or media have portrayed my dad in an untruthful light. We want to get this story right.”
“I think it was a great opportunity to see how amazing African-American fathers are. A lot of Black men aren’t seen in that light. And a lot of people think that my dad was a different character. He wanted us to have fun first over anything. That’s the thing that I loved most,” added a grateful Serena after helping the world see her father as she does.
Richard’s lessons to his daughters as depicted in the biopic turned out to be life-changing and laid the groundwork for what Serena Williams has established herself to be today, one of the most celebrated tennis professionals and a proud owner of Serena Ventures and several other business models.
Richard Williams’ biopic ‘King Richard’
The global tennis community and fans were fully encompassed with the true reason behind Richard Williams’ overprotective nature towards his daughters and why he remained skeptical of things that any layman would have ignored in his biopic ‘King Richard’.
The movie revolves around how Williams overcame numerous issues his family faced when they resided in one of the most violent and crime-tangled places in the United States i.e. Compton, California.
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Several instances in the biopic also provided the community with how Williams fought off gang members lurking on one of his daughters and took countermeasures to help ensure their survival in their residential town.
‘King Richard‘ also brings to life the true nature of his decision to not let his daughters compete in the junior circuit owing to his belief of wanting Serena and Venus to be educated first.