Entertainment

Will Smith surprises aspiring tennis players with a coaching session


Will Smith gave these young athletes the ultimate surprise (Picture: Getty Images)

Not everyone is lucky enough to be surprised by ‘king of cool’ Will Smith, but a few aspiring tennis players in Wimbledon were astounded to see him walk in as they trained.

The 53-year-old Hollywood star, along with co-stars Demi Singleton and Saniyya Sidney rocked up to the sporting venue to visit the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative players during a rehearsal session on Wednesday.

They were seen meeting the youngsters who wore their tennis whites, with the former fresh prince even taking part in a game.

Will’s unexpected visit comes ahead of the release of his upcoming biographical drama, King Richard, which follows Richard Williams as he sets his sights on writing his two daughters, Venus and Serena into making tennis history.

Aunjanue Ellis stars as the sisters’ mother, while Saniyya and Demi Singleton portray gold-winning medalists Serena and Venus Williams.

Oscar-nominated megastar Will recently discussed how he feels he was at the right moment in his life to take on the role.

‘I’m a better actor than I’ve ever been because I’m exploring my life and my experiences honestly,’ he said.

Will threw himself into the sport (Picture: Getty)
The players couldn’t believe their eyes when Will walked in (Picture: Getty)

The emotional biopic also stars Jon Bernthal as tennis coach Rick Macci, Tony Goldwyn, Dylan McDermott, and Susie Abromeit.

Speaking at the premiere event, which took place at Wimbledon’s Centre Court, Will added: ‘What this family was able to do is as close to impossible as you can imagine, it was as insane and impossible a dream as you can imagine.

The biographical film stars Will Smith Demi Singleton, Saniyya Sidney and Jon Bernthal (Picture: PA)

‘And they centred on faith, they centred on family, they centred on trying to create healthy contributors to the human family, they were building people, they weren’t building tennis stars.

‘It was such an amazing exploration to see how, because that’s really what we all want to do, how can you go from the financial bottom of society to global fame and success, so it’s a journey that we’re all trying to make in one way or the other.’

The Williams family were heavily involved in the production, where Serena and Venus’ sister Isha Price served as one of the executive producers.

King Richard will be in cinemas on November 19.

Got a story?

If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.


MORE : Will Smith all smiles as he heads out in London amid Jada Pinkett Smith marriage speculation


MORE : Will Smith cosies up to wife Jada Pinkett Smith at King Richard screening amid open relationship speculation





Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *