Billie Jean King chats with Seth Meyers about ‘Battle of the Sexes’ and about meeting Barack Obama
It was 44 years ago this week that Billie Jean King squared off against Bobby Riggs in the classic Battle of the Sexes match. The stakes were high and BJK prevailed. The match and the events leading up to it are depicted in the new movie Battle of the Sexes out tomorrow with Emma Stone as King and Steve Carrell as Riggs. It’s a TERRIFIC film and I hope it scores big at the box office. Anyway, last night BJK paid a visit to Seth Meyers to talk about the movie which I saw at a screening last week. She also tells Seth about the time she met then-President Barack Obama, who admitted watching her Battle of the Sexes tennis match on TV was life changing for him as a father of two girls. BONUS VIDEOS: Below is Billie Jean’s appearance this morning on NBC’s The Today Show.