Exclusive: Aunjanue Ellis Talks ‘King Richard,’ Working with Will Smith, & Beyonce’s ‘Be Alive’

Published: Wednesday 24th Nov 2021 by Sam

Aunjanue Ellis is renowned for illuminating screens with her transformative performances. And her stunning portrayal of Oracene ‘Brandy’ Price in ‘King Richard’ serves as yet another reminder of why.

The Warner Bros. production chronicles the narrative of Richard Williams – the father of tennis megastars Venus & Serena Williams. Ellis plays their mom.

Pushing past the obstacles of humble and harsh beginnings, Richard (played by Will Smith) and Oracene steer their family to the highest heights and etch their names in history.

With praise raining in by the day for the Reinaldo Marcus Green-directed film, Oscar buzz is gaining volume.

That Grape Juice‘s Lettija Lee sat down with Emmy-nominated Ellis ahead of the film’s release.

During the EXCLUSIVE interview, she opened up about what drew her to the role, working with Will Smith, and Beyonce‘s critically-acclaimed theme song for the movie, ‘Be Alive.’

Watch above and be sure to check out ‘King Richard,’ which is out in theaters now.

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  1. Dc November 24, 2021

    Haven’t already read anything about this movie! Matter of fact TGJ seems to be the only blog promoting it, we all know it’s just because of the soundtrack single.
    But the movie is flopping 😂😂😂

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