'King Richard's' Tony Goldwyn Talks Playing Coach Who Gave Serena & Venus Williams First Shot

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Tony Goldwyn portrays Coach Paul Cohen in KING RICHARD who helped train Serena and Venus Williams and introduce them to the elite world of tennis. The actor chatted with CineMovie about his role and working with the cast and Will Smith's transformation.

In KING RICHARD, Will Smith plays Venus and Serena Williams' father Richard Williams whose perseverance and unorthodox ways helped launch his daughter's tennis careers and instilled them with the confidence to become sports icons.

KING RICHARD is in movie theaters and on HBO Max November 19.

Official Synopsis

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams (Will Smith) is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California’s neglected tennis courts - rain or shine - the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment and their mother’s (Aunjanue Ellis) balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, KING RICHARD follows the journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world’s greatest sports legends.
Reinaldo Marcus Green directs this story that shows the power of family, perseverance, and achieving the impossible. KING RICHARD also stars Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal, and Tony Goldwyn.


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