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While filming the King Richard movie, the actress reveals how Serena Williams and Venus were “super involved.”

SERENA and Venus Williams were “super involved” in the production of the film, King Richard, a tennis player who had a role in the hit film, has revealed.

Marcela Zacarias, 28, is a professional tennis player from Mexico said the most important element of Movie was to ensure that each scene was true to the truth “as realistically as possible”. serena and Venus Williams tennis trip.

Serena Williams and Marcela Zacarias at the premiere party

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Serena Williams and Marcela Zacarias at the premiere partyCredit: Delivered
Venus Williams and Marcela Zacarias at the premiere party

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Venus Williams and Marcela Zacarias at the premiere partyCredit: Delivered
Right before Venus Williams takes on Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in King Richard

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Right before Venus Williams takes on Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in King RichardCredit: .

Zacarias was cast to play Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, a former professional tennis player from Spain who defeated Venus in her first professional tournament in 1994.

“Basically all the roles were taken and they needed one last person to play the role of Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, someone who also spoke Spanish and was a professional tennis player to keep it realistic,” Zacarias said in an exclusive interview with The Sun.

Zacarias was asked to lead the process for the film after a producer spotted her at a professional tournament in Newport Beach, CA in January 2020.

“The amount of work that went into filming each scene was incredible. Whether it was the role of Richard, Venus, Serena or my role, they wanted everything to be the same.”

Zacarias thinks Will Smithwho played Richard Williams in the film as someone who took the role very seriously.

“Will Smith was very caring about the film, he took it very personally. That’s what he said the whole time.

“Because he represents someone who is still alive who needs to copy and imitate someone down to the last detail.

“Richard was a phenomenal coach, so Will definitely felt it was important to represent that perfectly.”

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While the Williams sisters didn’t show up on set every day, they were still “super involved” in the film’s process and production.

Zacarias revealed that Isha Price, Venus and Serena’s half-sister, was “intense” about filming and didn’t miss a second of it.

“Isha was the ambassador, she was there every step of the way and was extremely intense.

“She’d tell us, ‘No, no, your groundstrokes need to look more like that, more like Venus’ backhand. You need to keep lowering or lowering your wrists.’

“There was pressure. She wanted the most realistic depiction of Venus and Serena and what they do on the tennis court.”

The film, which will be shown in theaters and on HBO Max, has garnered a lot of attention in the tennis community and beyond.

Serena and Venus, who were both executive producers on the film, were “grateful” for the film’s outcome.

“We went to the premiere party to see the film for the first time and Serena and Venus thanked all the stars,” Zacarias said.

“They said the result is very realistic and they hope their story will inspire people and enlighten what kind of person their father was.”

SERENA AND VENUS “NEEDED TO SEE THE FILM BEFORE APPLYING THEIR NAMES”

Serena and Venus watched King Richard in front of all the cast.

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, Will Smith said: “They said they would walk us through the process and do the production, but they wanted to see the film before deciding if they were going to put their names on it.

“It was the worst two hours of my life but they were tearful and they loved it. I made the mistake of first seeing Ali while sitting behind Muhammad Ali, and in the middle of the film he turned to his wife and said, ‘Was I that crazy?’”

When I think about his role as Richard, said Will: “[He] is a very difficult and very complicated character.

“This is a film about family, about faith. It’s a movie about big dreams, you’d have to be a Grinch to get out of this movie and not be inspired.”

Zacarias considers Will Smith to be someone who took the role very seriously

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Zacarias considers Will Smith to be someone who took the role very seriouslyCredit: Alamy
Serena and Venus watched King Richard in front of all the cast

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Serena and Venus watched King Richard in front of all the castCredit: Alamy

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