Ever since the controversial incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock that happened at the Oscars a few days ago, the popularity of the King Richard movie grew massively. Of course, Will Smith winning his 1st Oscar for his role in the movie also augmented the interest in King Richard.
The movie follows the life of Richard Williams (Will Smith), the father of tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams, who were also the executive producers of the film. The movie starts with Richard’s plans to make his 2 daughters great tennis players and we learn that he had planned this even before their birth. Richard and his wife Brenda (Aunjanue Ellis) both work in their day jobs and also coach the 2 sisters. Then we follow Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and Serena’s (Demi Singleton) training and their becoming professional tennis players.
King Richard received favorable reviews, especially for its cast members, who included infamous actors like Will Smith, Jon Bernthal, and Tony Goldwyn, and some new faces that hit the headlines like Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton. We are here to tell you all the exciting details about King Richard cast from their characters in the movie to their age and real-life partners.
Receiving an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in King Richard, Will Smith has hit the news for his – now infamous – slap rather than winning such a prestigious award. The actor was not able to take the joke made by the host Chris Rock about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and went rushing onto the stage, slapping Chris Rock and leaving everyone’s mouths open. Although the actor apologized with a post shared on Instagram, the controversy around the event still continues.
The 53-year-old actor is married to Jada Pinkett since 1997 with whom he has 2 children. The couple has sort of an unconventional relationship, both of them publicly admitting that they are okay with extramarital relationships. The actor has another child from his previous marriage with Sheree Zampino, which lasted from 1992 to 1995.
Demi Singleton – Serena Williams
Demi (15 years old) is a child actor that has started recently appearing in movies and tv shows. She is part of the King Richard cast as she plays young Serena Williams.
The young actress and Saniyya Sidney who plays Venus Williams recently appeared in Beyonce’s Oscar 2022 performance for the song “Be Alive”. You can see the two walking at the beginning of the video while holding tennis rackets in their hands.
Saniyya Sidney – Venus Williams
Saniyya Sidney is a 16-year-old child actress who was especially praised for her portrayal of Venus Williams. The actress will also play Sasha Obama alongside Viola Davis in the upcoming tv series: The First Lady.
Our one and only Punisher Jon Bernthal (45) plays Rick Macci in the movie. Rick Macci is an American tennis coach, famous for training the number one tennis players including Serena and Venus Williams.
Jon Bernthal has been married to Erin Angle since 2010 and they have 3 children together.
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Aunjanue Ellis (53) plays Oracene ‘Brandy’ Williams, the mother of Serena and Venus Williams. Ellis is currently not married, and in fact, she never married. The actress likes to keep her dating life private so we do not know if she is dating anyone at the moment.
Dylan McDermott (60) plays Geroge MacArthur, a sports agent. Unlike the other characters we presented, his character in the movie is fictional.
The actor was married to Shiva Rose from 1995 to 2009 and he has 2 daughters from that marriage. A few years after the divorce, McDermott was engaged to Maggie Q for almost 4 years but the couple split in 2019. Although he has been with a few women since then, it does not seem like those relationships have lasted. So, the actor is currently single.
Well, at first, Liev Schreiber was chosen for the role of Paul Cohen, an L.A.-based tennis coach who Richard goes to see. According to the reports, the replacement had to take place because of Schreiber’s schedule. So, Tony Goldwyn (61) stepped in for the role. Goldwyn has been married to Jane Michelle Musky since 1987 and the couple has 2 children together.