What advice would powerhouse tennis pro Venus Williams give Quvenzhane Wallis about handling criticism and stardom at a young age? Well, she’d have to have heard of her first.
“Quevenzhawho?” was the expression Williams wore when asked about the pint-size star at the viewing of her Fall 2013 EleVen sporting wear line on Monday in NYC.
Williams replied, “I don’t know who that is.” After it was explained that Quvenzhane was the youngest actress to ever be nominated for an Oscar, Williams said, “I’ve been in Brazil, when were the Oscars?”
Despite the 9-year-old making appearances on almost every national talk show over the past few months, and even being spoofed by Kevin Hart on SNL last weekend, it appears Williams has had more important things to think about–like, tennis. Williams played the Brazil Tennis Cup last week where she reached the semifinals before losing in an upset win to 109th ranked Olga Puchkova.
We’re guessing Ms. Williams isn’t much of a film buff. We confess, we found her response a bit shocking, but we’re granting her a pass because she’s Venus Williams-Tennis-Goddess and we’re obsessed with her.
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