Richard Williams (left) and film star Will Smith, who is slated to play him in the biopic “King Richard”. Photos: AP

‘Colourism’ row: is Will Smith black enough to play tennis dad Richard Williams?

  • The father of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams will be the subject of a Hollywood film
  • But the casting of Will Smith to play the darker-skinned Richard Williams has sparked a backlash over ‘colourism’
Topic |   Racism

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Richard Williams (left) and film star Will Smith, who is slated to play him in the biopic “King Richard”. Photos: AP
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