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    19 Side-By-Sides Of The "King Richard" Cast And Scenes Vs. IRL

    "Venus and Serena are going to shake up this world."

    If you're like me, you watched King Richard over the weekend basically the moment it came to HBO Max (or perhaps you even saw it in a movie theater!).

    A scene from King Richard between Richard and young Venus and Serena Williams

    Since the film is based on real events, let's take a look at how the cast and some of the biggest moments look side-by-side with pictures in real life:

    1. First up, Will Smith as Richard Williams:

    Will on the left wearing a striped training jacket and a can of tennis balls on the left and Richard in a Reebok shirt on the right

    2. Aunjanue Ellis as Oracene "Brandy" Williams:

    Aunjanue rocking short hair, lipstick, and small hoop earrings on the left and Oracene doing the same  on the right

    3. Saniyya Sidney as Venus Williams:

    Saniyya with beads all through her hair just like a young Venus, who had braces, on the right

    4. Demi Singleton as Serena Williams:

    Demi holding a training bag on the left as she stands on a tennis court and a young Serena on the court on the right

    5. Jon Bernthal as Rick Macci:

    Jon with a bowl-like haircut and mustache on the left and Rick on the right

    6. Here's Serena and Venus together:

    The movie sisters standing next to each other on the left and the real sisters standing next to each other on the right

    7. And here's a side-by-side of the Williams and Price sisters vs. a more recent picture from 2015 of Venus and Serena with Lyndrea, their mother Oracene, and Isha:

    8. Let's look at some moments from the film. Here's Richard pushing Venus and Serena around in a shopping cart full of tennis balls during an early practice versus the IRL picture where it's just Venus:

    We do also see Richard on screen dressed in the outfit shown above, pushing a cart full of tennis balls as well (this time without his daughters inside):

    9. Venus Williams in her debut professional tennis match at the Bank of the West classic on Oct. 31, 1994, where she defeated Shaun Stafford:

    10. Venus and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario pictured at their match during the Bank of the West classic:

    11. Venus greeting her fans at the Bank of the West tournament — such a special moment in the film, and one that surely happened many times over in real life:

    12. The scene when Richard intervenes because a reporter is questioning 14-year-old Venus about her confidence happened almost word-for-word the same way in real life:

    And here's the moment where Richard steps in:

    13. Here's just a fun side-by-side of Richard's van, to show the attention to detail in the film:

    14. In the movie, we briefly see Venus and Serena at Nancy Reagan's tennis event in 1990 — here's the real-life moment:

    15. Of course, this isn't the exact same moment, but here's photo proof that Richard really did regularly drive around in a golf cart in Florida:

    16. And here's a look at some of the tennis players who had cameos in the film. Jessica Wacnik as Jennifer Capriati:

    17. Christopher Wallinger as John McEnroe:

    18. And Chase Del Ray as Pete Sampras:

    19. Finally, just to wrap things up, here's a side-by-side of the father-daughter trio from around the same time period of the movie: