• Will Smith hosted Venus and Serena Williams as well as their mom and sisters on “Red Table Talk.”
  • The appearance was the family’s first-ever interview as a full family.
  • In an exclusive clip, the sisters joke about their mom’s unpredictable wit and Twitter presence.

Venus and Serena Williams have done more than their fair share of interviews over the course of their illustrious, decades-long professional tennis careers.

But for the first time ever, the superstar sisters — who own a combined 33 Grand Slam singles titles between them — were joined by their mother and two sisters for an unprecedented full-family sit-down conversation with Will Smith.

The quartet — Venus and Serena, older half-sisters Isha and Lyndrea Price, and mom Oracene Price — will be on this week’s episode of Facebook Watch’s “Red Table Talk,” which begins streaming Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET.

With Smith guiding the conversation, the women reminisced about the past, discussed their dynamic as a family, and reflected on the process of creating “King Richard” — a blockbuster film about the Williams sisters’ journey to tennis glory spearheaded by their father, Richard. Smith plays the titular character in the movie, which comes out in theaters and on HBO Friday.

In a particularly funny moment from the episode, the sisters joke about their mom’s witty sense of humor that can, sometimes, become a bit unpredictable. Venus stresses that Oracene is “so fun” before Serena interjects that “we do hold our breath a lot sometimes when she speaks in public.”

“I think that’s why she ended her Twitter account — or she was forced to,” she added as the whole group laughed.


Venus And Serena Williams Talk About Their Mother’s Strength In Latest Episode Of Red Table Talk: ‘She Had To Support Seven People’


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Will Smith sat down with tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams on the latest episode of Red Table Talk in preparation for the release of the new movie King Richard.

In the film, Will depicts Venus and Serena’s tenacious and determined father, Richard Williams. Through struggles and successes, Richard fought to help his tennis-playing daughters make it to the upper echelon of their sport.

Later, the tennis icons’ mother and sisters join the episode for their very first appearance as a family. The Williams chatted with Will about how their mother also played a significant role in helping them make it to where they are today.

“My dad at one point was working and then he stopped,” Serena explained. “He’s like this is what we’re going to do: ‘I’m not going to have a job and I’m going to go with Venus and Serena and train them everyday.’”

“Now that would be impossible for me if my husband [Alexis Ohanian Jr.] were to tell me that. I’d be like ‘Well I’ve kind of been working my whole life, I’m trying to relax a little bit,’” Serena noted. Speaking of her mother Oracene Price’s strength as she and her siblings grew up, Serena added, “She had to support seven people — it was a family of seven. And so to have that faith and to have that backend support — we wouldn’t have survived without that.”

“My mom was really the guiding force, and you can see that with her words — they’re wise and full of fun,” Venus said with a chuckle. “They’re fun and she’s very witty.”

Throughout the episode, Will, Venus, Serena and the rest of the gang unpacked other “lessons, losses, wisdom, and wins” from behind-the-scenes stories of King Richard. Viewers also got star-studded surprises from other famous fans of the tennis-playing dup, including Simone Biles, Coco Gauff, Naomi Campbell and more.