Jon Bernthal was desperate to star in King Richard

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Jon Bernthal “fought” for a part in ‘King Richard’. The 45-year-old star features in the movie – which centres on the life of Richard Williams (Will Smith) and how he guided daughters Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and Serena (Demi Singleton) to tennis stardom – as coach Rick Macci and explained how he was desperate to be involved in the film. Asked what drew him to the movie, Jon told The Hollywood Reporter: “So much. I fought for this. They didn’t see me for it initially. And I really, really wanted to do it. “What’s so beautiful about telling this story is that everybody has some knowledge of (them…

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