Serena Williams Lends her Voice to Beloved Cartoons

Serena Williams Lends her Voice to Beloved Cartoons

Serena Williams, much like millions around the world, holds a deep affection for the 2005 animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The 23-time grand slam champion not only shares this love with many but also had a unique opportunity that few fans of the show could ever dream of – she got to voice a character in the series.

In 2024, Williams' adoration for the series remains evident, as showcased in the latest promotional video for the live-action adaptation. In the video, Williams embodies the essence of the main character, promoting the ongoing series with enthusiasm.

Back in 2005, Avatar: The Last Airbender captivated audiences of all ages. Despite being originally targeted towards children, it garnered widespread acclaim. Williams became an avid fan of the show and even made a guest appearance in one of its episodes, portraying the character 'Ming,' a guard at the Capital City Prison. Ming's admiration for Iroh, a key character, added depth to her brief but memorable role.

According to a post on Reddit, Williams' love for the series prompted her agent to approach Nickelodeon for a potential role, leading to her casting as Ming by the showrunners Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Although her appearance was brief, her character's connection to Iroh resonated with fans.

Williams also made a guest appearance in an episode of the sequel series, The Legend of Korra, where she was credited as the 'female sage.' Her passion for the franchise has remained evident over the years, continuing to shine brightly.

Now, with Netflix streaming a live-action adaptation of the beloved series, they have cleverly capitalized on Williams' affinity for the show. In a promotional video, Williams channels the powers of Aang, the main character, showcasing her athleticism and skill on the tennis court. The video effectively captures the essence of the series while highlighting Williams' dedication to it.

As excitement builds for the live-action adaptation, fans can't help but wonder – will Serena Williams reprise her role in the new series?

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