Exclusive: Aunjanue Ellis on Oscar Nomination & ‘King Richard’ Success

Published: Monday 21st Mar 2022 by Sam

Aunjanue Ellis has long been a force on the screen and the actress reaffirmed this stunningly in ‘King Richard.’

Led by Will Smith, Warner Bros‘ critically acclaimed biopic narrated the humble beginnings of Richard Williams and the sacrifices he made to turn his young daughters – Venus and Serena Williams – into the tennis legends the world loves today.

The film also spotlighted the oft-unsung role of the sisters’ mother, Oracene Price – who was their coach too.

Ellis wowed in the role and earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the upcoming Oscars 2022.

Before the big night, That Grape Juice‘s Shar Jossell was on hand at the AAFCA Awards 2022 and spoke with Ellis about the honor, the success of ‘King Richard,’ and future projects. Check out the interview above and be sure to let us know…

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