Serena Williams says she was brought to tears upon seeing her late sister Yetunde Price depicted in a new film.
Price was killed in 2003 during a shooting in Compton, California, aged 31.
Will Smith, who plays the sisters’ father Richard Williams in the film, asked the family in a new episode of the talk show Red Table Talk how it felt seeing Price depicted on screen.
“Oh, I think I cried the whole time. Whenever she came on film, I just – personally, I just started, like – I mean, even still,” Serena Williams said.
Oracene Price, the siblings’ mother, added: “It was a quiet moment I think. Because we know how it was, and then how it – you know, it just – it was just something that you kind of try and put in the back of your mind and don't want to remember.”
“And she loved to have fun too,” Venus Williams said. “She knew how to have fun. She was original Team V. Before there was a Team V, she was Team V.”
King Richard stars Aunjanue Ellis as Oracene Price, Saniyya Sidney as Venus Williams, and Demi Singleton as Serena Williams.
It will be released in the US and in the UK on Friday (19 November).