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King Richard, biopic that has the participation of Will Smith, was released late last year to critical acclaim, but Who punished star Jon Bernthal It was recently revealed that he had to fight for his role alongside Smith.
The film tells the true story of Richard Williams, who is determined to turn his two daughters, Serena and Venus, into tennis champions. Bernthal plays their iconic coach Rick Macci in the film. “I fought for this. They don’t see me because it’s original. And I really, really want to do that,” Bernthal said in an interview for CHEAP.
Real-life Rick Macci appeared alongside Bernthal in the interview, corroborating Bernthal’s claims. “A lot of people told me they wanted to play with me,” Macci said. “But Jon eventually became the leader of the guild. They told me when I got to California that he wasn’t first on their list, but like anything in life, sometimes you have to fight harder, you’ll win in the end. ”
Bernthal got the iconic role, but this only inspired him to work harder to portray Macci as realistically as possible. “I trained at an academy here in Ojai for three hours a day. I have lost 30 pounds. I will learn to play tennis, but then I also have to learn how to coach,” Bernthal said. “I firmly believe that if you are going to do a sports movie, you have to play the right sport. I find it extremely disrespectful that the movies don’t do that.”
Bernthal’s hard work has finally paid off, and his candid portrayal of the character has contributed to rave reviews. King Richard received from critics as well as the audience.
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