“King Richard,” the new film starring Will Smith about the rise of Venus and Serena Williams and the role their father, Richard Williams, played in, has finally hit theaters. The roles of legendary tennis stars have gone to new faces Saniyya Sidney as Venus and Demi Singleton as Serena. WWD gets a behind-the-scenes look at the premiere night with Singleton, who is only 14 years old but already a Chanel veteran. Below, Singleton chats about the film and attaches her sharing her photo diary of the night.
Tell us about your Chanel look – how did you choose your outfit? What is the feeling you want?
“For this particular look, I wanted something cool and fresh, something emotionally sharp. I also want to feel like Serena and Venus feel to me: heroes. These ideas prompted me to want to wear something with a cape. I was feeling very heroic! ”
What was the most exciting part of the premiere night?
“I think the most exciting part was seeing my amazing watches and the real-life people we were portrayed in the film. I absolutely love everyone involved with ‘King Richard’, so it’s great to be back together again. “
Who are you ready with?
“I’m ready with my family and my extraordinary team of stylists and glamors: Jason Bolden, Tasha Reiko Brown and Kim Kimble.”
What kind of person is Serena? How was it when you first met her?
“Serena is probably one of the kindest, funniest people I have ever met. When I met her in person, I won’t lie, I was thrilled. Serena is a woman I have admired for many years, even before I was a tennis fan. But once I talked to her and Venus, I realized that I really had nothing to worry about. Both are very humble, and that makes it easy to talk to them. I love them both very much.”
What’s your favorite part of playing her?
“I think one of my favorite parts of playing Serena is being able to explore another era in fashion. ‘King Richard’ is a piece of the period, so it’s really fun to wear all the fashion trends of the 80s and 90s.”
https://wwd.com/eye/people/king-richard-star-demi-singleton-gets-ready-for-the-premiere-in-chanel-1235001462/ Demi Singleton while playing Serena, Chanel – WWD