Nicole Kidman recalls how hard it was to play Lucille in “Being the Ricardos”, a December release
Aaron Sorkin’s “Being the Ricardos” was screened in Los Angeles last Saturday night. Press and members from television and film unions gathered at the Bruin Theatre Lines lined both sides of the street, eager to see Nicole Kidman play Nicole Kidman, and Javier Bardem play Desi Arnaz ( Desi Arnaz).
Baden, Sorkin and Nina Arianda were joined by Kidman. They answered questions and received standing ovations.
Kidman admitted that he was shocked to hear Aaron call me and tell me, “You can,” when Kidman was asked if he knew what it took to make a comedy stand. Sorkin and the cast were defended by Kidman throughout the nine weeks of filming. He said, “It’s frightening, but it’s very exciting.”
This movie’s main focus is on the one-week production “I Love Lucy.” This sitcom was aired for six seasons before it was cancelled in 1957. It is still beloved by fans today. Sorkin is supported by flashbacks throughout the film, as well as a glimpse into the relationship between Ball & Arnaz.
Kidman explained to the audience that he loves Ball and the show but doesn’t know the woman behind the lipstick.
He said, “I fell in love” with her after reading the script. “I realized that the things I did were unique to women.”
Sorkin stressed that he wasn’t looking for imitators of these idols when casting the cast. He explained that this is a painting and not a photograph.
Baden, Spain’s native city, loves “I Love Lucy” but he admits that he doesn’t know much about him other than what he sees. He stated that he was fascinated by his talents as a comedian and producer, and also as a musician and individual.
Baden is more than a comedian. He is also a charming actor. It is often described as “sexually and emotionally charged.” This is what energy should be directed at, and I’m happy to embody it.
Sorkin’s mission is to recreate one of the most iconic moments of the show: in the iconic wine scene, the ball stomped on the grapes. Kidman said that he had carefully studied the show and Bauer’s expression before preparing for the scene. They were fascinating. I studied them. The actress said that it had entered her body and my memory.
- Director: Aaron Sorkin
- Starring: Nicole Kidman. Javier Baden. JK Simmons. Nina Arianda. Tony Hale
- Synopsis: This movie is about Lucille Ball (1911-1989). The story takes place in a week during production of “I Love Lucy”, when Lucy and Desi Arnaz were facing a crisis which could have devastating consequences for their marriages and careers.
Prime Video Available December 21