WATCH: Will Smith Discusses His Latest 'Growth Spurt' After Emotional SAG Awards Win
Will Smith just broke a personal ceiling, winning his first-ever Screen Actor’s Guild award on Sunday night.
The veteran actor got emotional while accepting his Actor trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Richard Williams in the sports biopic King Richard. He thanked his costar Aunjanue Ellis for pushing him towards authenticity, and his young costars Demi Singleton and Saniyya Sidney for allowing him the chance to give them guidance.
“That may have been one of the greatest moments of my career just now because my name was called for King Richard, sitting next to Venus Williams, her sister Isha,” he said, elated. “Richard Williams is a dreamer like no one you’ve ever known. He has a power of belief that borders on insanity and sometimes tips over the border, which is absolutely necessary to take something from impossible to possible.”
He also had a special thanks for the Williams family for giving their stamp of approval in telling their family’s inspirational story.