Raising a pair of promising tennis prodigies in Venus and Serena Williams, Richard Williams was no ordinary father. Then again, the same can be said about Will Smith, since fatherhood came to him after he’d established himself as one of America’s biggest celebrities. Once Smith got the role of the elder Williams in the new biopic King Richard, he focused on learning as much about the man as he could, and Smith told us that in drawing parallels between the Williams family and his own, he started to learn some very interesting lessons about himself. (Click on the media bar below to hear Will Smith)
King Richardis now playing in theaters and currently streaming on HBO Max.