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Will Smith is currently growing out his beard in preparation for an upcoming role as Richard Williams, the father of tennis icons Venus and Serena Williams, as The Shade Room reports.

Venus, Richard, and Serena Williams

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Serena Williams (R) of the USA celebrates with her father Richard Williams and sister Venus Williams after her Ladies’ Singles final match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Richard is also a tennis coach who has coached both Venus and Serena, who are Grand Slam champions. Further details about Smith’s upcoming film are unknown.

#TSRIssaLook: Okay! #WillSmith is growing out his beard and letting the gray out in preparation for his upcoming role as #Venus and #SerenaWilliams' father #RichardWilliams. Are y'all here for it? (SWIPE) ????: Backgrid, @gettyimages

82.1k Likes, 2,170 Comments - The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Instagram: "#TSRIssaLook: Okay! #WillSmith is growing out his beard and letting the gray out in preparation for..."

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