While many have praised ‘King Richard,‘ which follows the life of Richard Williams, the father and coach of famed tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, one person, in particular, isn’t here for it.
Venus and Serena’s sister, Sabrina Williams, criticized the film for not portraying Richard Williams fully.
Sabrina recently spoke with The Sun when she shared her thoughts on the new movie. Sabrina says ‘King Richard,’ a biopic of her father, does not include his whole story. Sabrina is accusing director Reinaldo Marcus Green of leaving out Richard’s first family, which she says he ultimately abandoned.
“It’s a comedy, no? How can you make a movie by telling half the story? It suddenly starts with dad and his new wife Oracene and their children. It’s like nothing happened before. I think the title is completely over the top. He thinks he’s the king of the world, but no one that’s ever been around him thinks he’s King Richard. It is an outrageous title, but to truth be told, it fits him,” Sabrina says.
Williams tells The Sun that Richard told her he was leaving to buy her a bike when she was eight but never returned and instead went to start a new family.
“How do you leave a baby? I was eight years old, and he left under the pretense ‘I’m gonna get you a bike?’ I can laugh about it now.”
Sabrina says she doesn’t think she’ll ever meet her half-sisters Venus and Serena, but she is very open to meeting her niece, Olympia.