Venus and Serena Williams Discuss Their Late Sister Yetunde’s Role in ‘King Richard.’

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Venus and Serena Williams Discuss Their Late Sister Yetunde’s Role in ‘King Richard.’

On Friday, King Richard will be released in theaters and on HBO Max.

The film follows Venus and Serena Williams’ entire family, including their older sister, Yetunde Price, who was murdered in 2003.

The Williams family appeared on the Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk to talk about the film and react to actress Mikayla LaShae Bartholomew’s portrayal of Price.

“I believe I cried the entire time.”

“I just—personally, I just started, like—I mean, even now,” Serena said.

Oracene Price, their mother, was also on Red Table Talk and discussed Yetunde’s portrayal.

“I believe it was a quiet moment.”

Because we know how it was, and then how it—you know, it was just something you tried to push to the back of your mind and didn’t want to remember,” Oracene explained.

Venus admired Yetunde’s foresight in expressing her support virtually before anyone else.

“She, too, liked to have a good time,” Venus added.

“She knew how to have a good time.”

Yetunde was the original Team V before there was a Team V. She was shot and killed on Sept.

Robert Edward Maxfield, a member of the Southside Crips gang, was killed on July 14, 2003 in Compton, California.

As they drove near a suspected drug house, he allegedly opened fire with an assault weapon on Price’s SUV, which was driven by her boyfriend.

Prosecutors say the shooting was in retaliation for someone Maxwell mistook for a gang member.

Maxwell was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 2006 and pleaded no contest.

He was charged with murder, but before his third trial, he agreed to the lesser charge.

According to the Los Angeles Times, he was sentenced to 15 years behind bars in April 2006.

Maxwell was released from prison in March of this year.

Yetunde’s siblings established the Yetunde Price Resource Center in Compton, California, in 2016 to honor her.

Her death occurred when she was 31 years old.

Will Smith plays Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, who coaches them to become tennis superstars in King Richard.

Venus and Serena Williams became tennis legends as a result of Richard Williams’ vision, winning a combined 30 Grand Slam singles titles and 14 Grand Slam doubles titles.

Venus and Serena Williams Open up About Seeing Their Late Sister Yetunde Portrayed in ‘King Richard’

Venus and Serena Williams Open up About Seeing Their Late Sister Yetunde Portrayed in ‘King Richard’

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