As productions continue to pick up in Hollywood, two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith once again dons tennis duds to portray the father of two living sports legends.
The actor, 52, was seen returning to work on Monday as Richard Williams on the set of King Richard in Los Angeles, Calif., The biopic following the life of Serena and Venus Williams’ father.
Smith smiled while wearing a red and white tennis outfit and grizzled thatch, as he walked to the courts on the film’s outdoor set.
In a good mood: Will Smith was seen getting back to work on Monday as Richard Williams on the Los Angeles set of King Richard, the biopic following Serena and Venus Williams’ father
Will wore a light off-white windbreaker with a red collar and stripes, paired with white shorts.
The Men In Black star wore a white polo shirt underneath.
He pulled up his white socks to just below his knees and sported matching, well-worn tennis sneakers.
On the way: Smith, 52, smiled in a red and white tennis outfit and graying stubble, as he walked to the courts on the film’s outdoor set
Retro style: The Men In Black star wore a slightly off-white windbreaker with a red collar and stripes, paired with white shorts
The actor was also seen walking among 80s cars on the set.
He interacted with a group of young women, probably also for a shot in the film.
Outside of the camera, Will has been seen staying as safe on set as possible, nudging instead of handshaking etc.
Period piece: The actor was also seen walking among 80s cars on set
Without a mask: Smith interacted with a group of young women, probably also for a still from the film as no masks were worn
The Aladdin star was last seen filming the film in early March, just before the coronavirus pandemic caused all filming to be stopped.
Since the middle of last month, various productions have restarted, with strict protocols in place, including rigorous testing as well as the “pod” approach to minimize the potential transmission of COVID-19 to zero.
King Richard follows the elder Williams, now 78, through his younger years when he served as the head tennis coach for his two young daughters.
Loving Dad: King Richard follows Elder Williams, center, through his younger years when he acted as a tennis coach for his two young daughters Serena and Venus; seen here in 1999
Thesp: Smith already won his first of two Oscar nominations for Best Actor for playing another real-life icon: boxing legend Muhammed Ali for Ali in 2001