Layla Crawford is starstruck on and off the tennis courtroom.
“They’ve visited us on set. We have gone out to dinner with them a couple of occasions, speak to them on the Zooms and issues like that,” Layla mentioned at Cirque du Soleil’s Pink Carpet Premiere of OVO on March 16. “They’re very nice. They’re very candy individuals, very supportive.”
She added, “They usually’re pioneers, particularly for younger Black girls like me, so it means rather a lot.”
Thought it was an unimaginable expertise, she mentioned that engaged on the movie with the tennis stars additionally added stress for the solid to do their finest to signify their story. Layla, who performs Venus and Serena’s sister Lyndrea Price, described it as “superbly overwhelming.”
“Lots of people know that they needed to ensure the film was to their normal,” she mentioned. “So the truth that they like signed on it they usually 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.”