2022 Oscars: Beyoncé to Perform Live for First Time in 2 Years
“The marriage of a movie and a song is a kind of magic that’s unmatched in entertainment,” Smith said. “I was so happy when Beyoncé called.”
In November 2021, Serena shared on Jimmy Kimmel Live that no one else could’ve created and performed a song for the movie like Beyoncé did. The song connects to King Richard‘s central themes of Black pride and family, highlighting the lives of Venus and Serena.
“When the film came out, there was no other person that could do the song except for Beyonce,” she said. “Because I feel like we’ve had a similar path in our lives. We trained since an early age to reach a goal. Her dad was super involved in her career as well as her mom, my dad, my mom, sisters were involved.”