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Layla Crawford is starstruck on and off the tennis courtroom.
“They’ve visited us on set. We have gone out to dinner with them just a few occasions, discuss to them on the Zooms and issues like that,” Layla stated at Cirque du Soleil’s Crimson Carpet Premiere of OVO on March 16. “They’re very nice. They’re very candy folks, very supportive.”
She added, “They usually’re pioneers, particularly for younger Black ladies like me, so it means so much.”
Thought it was an unimaginable expertise, she stated that engaged on the movie with the tennis stars additionally added strain for the forged to do their finest to symbolize their story. Layla, who performs Venus and Serena’s sister Lyndrea Price, described it as “fantastically overwhelming.”
“Lots of people know that they wished to verify the film was to their customary,” she stated. “So the truth that they like signed on it and so they cherished it, it simply means a lot to me, as a result of not solely are we exploring their world, we’re honoring them and their story. It is such an essential one which that must be informed.”