Lewis Hamilton says Will Smith’s movie ‘King Richard’, about Serena and Venus Williams, has inspired him to think about making his own biopic.
The highly successful movie ‘King Richard’, which focuses on tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams, and their father Richard, has brought much success to Will Smith.
The movie earned the famous actor a best actor BAFTA and the Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar, as well as other accolades.
Lewis Hamilton says he has been inspired by the Williams sister’s story, as well as the movie itself.
“I was really fortunate to be speaking to Serena and Venus about the whole process and how excited they were,” Hamilton told Motorsport.com.
“And of course I know Will, so really proud of what he was able to project with this film. I know he’s had awards and stuff, but I was really moved by the story because I think all of us have watched both of them rise and seen their success and trials and tribulations.
“But like all of us, [we] very much don’t always understand what it’s taken to get there. People that tune in probably just think that they’re just the best, and not understanding the commitment and the time and sacrifice that they have to put in. So it’s amazing that Will was able to highlight that.
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“Behind everyone that’s successful there is always somebody and I can relate to it because I have a very amazing family who, without them, I would not be here today. And I hope at some stage, I’ll be able to do something similar.
“I think it’s inspiring for families out there. I’m sure anyone in here that has kids wants the best for their kids, and wants to create the best opportunity and push them in the right way, but not too much.
“And I think that was a great showing of how you can do that.”
Lewis is currently working on his Apple TV+ documentary, but says Will Smith’s efforts to make the movie (he is also a producer) inspires him to one day make a feature film of his story.
“We have this documentary that we’re working on and I think you have to just do everything at the right time.
“The documentary is the current focus. I think stories are there to be told. I think it’s important. I think there’s lots that can be learned.
“And as I mentioned, for people, if you can affect and have a positive impact, if your story can have one positive impact even on one person or one family, that could be amazing.
“So I think one day I perhaps will try to do the same, maybe. Very inspired by how Will did it with his team. And with those two icons, pretty proud of them. So yeah, maybe one day.”
Asked who he would like to play him, Lewis said:
“I have no idea who I get to play me. I don’t know who’s out there that I would use at the moment. I’d have to do some research!
“But I’m actually going through a process right now of castings for another project that I have. And that’s quite an interesting process to go through.
“So it’s quite exciting, reading up on all these different characters, people that could fit a role that the script.
“When the script’s written, and they’re writing that character, finding someone that matches that and represents that character is quite an interesting process,” concluded Hamilton.