Will Smith says Venus and Serena Williams watching “King Richard” were “the worst two hours of my life.”

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  • Will Smith explained that he showed Venus and Serena Williams’ “King Richard” for the first time.

  • “It was the worst two hours of my life,” he said.

  • Smith plays Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, in his biography.

Will Smith was one of the hottest guests at the Graham Norton Show on Friday. Meanwhile, he described the unpleasant experience of showing Venus and Serena Williams’ “King Richard.” insider.

Smith, who produced the biography and starred as Richard Williams, the father of the Williams sisters, said that both Venus and Serena Williams had agreed to act as executive producers of the film and assist in the production. They will give it their name. “

Smith discussed the sister’s first screening and said, “It was the worst two hours of my life, but they were confused by tears and they loved it.”

Later, referring to his previous work on “Ali,” the biography of the movie of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, Smith states: In the movie, he turned to his wife and said, “Am I so crazy?”

Serena (left) and Venus Williams at the premiere of “King Richard”.Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP

“King Richard” debuted on November 19th at the theater and HBO Max. Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and already a front runner for the award season, the film follows Smith’s Richard Williams in a fight to launch a professional tennis career for two young men. Illustrate with daughters from Compton’s home and how their ultimate success helped change the game of tennis.

Smith, who discussed his decision to assume the role of Richard Williams at The Graham Norton Show, said: Two years before she was born, she was the number one and second female tennis player in the world! He wrote a 78-page plan. It was a really crazy prophecy, and it was amazing enough to be difficult to understand. “

Earlier this month The Hollywood Reporter’s report revealed Will Smith, who earned $ 40 million in his long-awaited biographical work, gave his “King Richard” co-star a personal cash bonus to offset the financial impact of Warner Bros.’s release decision. rice field. This movie will be shown at the same time on HBO Max and the theater.

Talk about bonuses Entertainment Weekly, Smith said it was his “honor” to compensate his castmates.

“Because all I can do is my role, it’s always an honor and a pleasure to be able to do my part, and everyone has done a great job. It’s a COVID shutdown and people really stick to us. I did, “he said.

“It was a much more difficult process than everyone thought they would sign up. I felt it was fair.”

The “Graham Norton Show” starring Smith will be aired on BBC on Friday, November 26th and will be available on BBC iPlayer.

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