Due to play the famed actress Lucille Ball in the upcoming Being The Ricardos, directed by Aaron Sorkin, Nicole Kidman has been praised for her depiction by Ball’s daughter, Lucie Arnaz.
Appearing alongside Javier Bardem, the biopic starring Nicole Kidman is written and directed by Sorkin. It takes place over the course of a week during the production of the sitcom I Love Lucy in the 1950s. In The Palm Springs Life magazine, Arnaz stated her plaudits for the actor’s performance, noting, “Nicole did a spectacular job,” in reference to a large portion of the film Arnaz has already seen.
“The two days that I watched, though, were both little flashbacks – so she was playing Lucy in the late ‘30s and mid-’40s. She wasn’t Lucy of Lucy Ricardo fame yet, so it was a trifle different. And I know she meant it to be, so it could feel different,” Arnaz commented.
Continuing, she added, “But boy, what she did was astounding. She’s got such poise and class”.
Away from the fantastic lead performance, however, Lucie Arnaz stated Aaron Sorkin had taken some “theatrical license” with the story, noting, “He’s taking some theatrical license and sort of cramming a couple of true events that did happen, they just didn’t happen at the same time”.
“His dialogue is always incredible. And I think he treated my mother and my father really well. I think they are accurate composites of these people. And what I’ve seen of it… I haven’t seen any rushes, but I was on the set for just two days,” Arnaz continues.
In conclusion, Arnaz stated, “What I saw was extraordinarily classy and first-rate. The people he has cast are just really great performers”.
The third directorial effort from Aaron Sorkin following 2017’s Molly’s Game and last year’s The Trial Of The Chicago 7, Being The Ricardos is currently in production.