Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem hug each other closely in the latest Being the ricardos poster released by Amazon Studios. Lucie Arnaz gave the film her stamp of approval, saying: “[Sorkin] He made a great movie … He captured very well the essence of that moment in their lives. It captured the heart of my mother and father, their relationship. He captured the love between those players in the I love lucy Show. The tension that was generated in this particular week when all hell broke loose. “
Kidman has been letting the audience participate in his process to capture the essence of Lucille Ball. He wanted to make sure he caught the powerful and iconic actress. Talking about recreating the loved one I love lucy scenes, he says, “I studied and learned them. My obsession was to make it absolutely accurate. [writer/director Aaron Sorkin’s] Obsession to portray this human being: what is behind the creation of Lucy Ricardo and who is the woman behind this character? “
Lucille Ball was the queen of storytelling and spoke of the famous grape crushing screen on the Dick Cavett Show. She remembers, “[Tirelli] They told him there would be a fight, and they also explained that there were times when my legs had to get up in this huge tub of real grapes. I slipped and when I slipped, I hit her, accidentally. And she was offended. So, he went off and let me have it … it took all my breath away. She grabbed me by the throat, “he added.” And I was choking, and I’m really hitting her to make her come. I was drowning in these grapes. She was killing me. “
Writer and director Aaron Sorkin addressed concerns from producers, fans, Debra Messing, and the actors themselves that Kidman and Bardem may have been misunderstood. “I would make it very clear to them that I am not looking for a physical or vocal impersonation of these people,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “Before the first rehearsal, I wrote to them every day: ‘Just play the characters that are in the script.’ I know Nicole was working on Lucy’s voice for a while, and she wanted to relieve her of that. “
He continued: “As far as audience anticipation goes, that’s something I just don’t care about. I’m sure when people see the movie, they will walk away feeling that Nicole has made a very strong case for herself, but Plus, I found that you can really take advantage of low expectations. “
Being the ricardos It was written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. Alongside Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem, the cast also includes JK Simmons and Nina Arianda playing William Frawley and Vivian Vance, respectively, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jake Lacy, and Clark Gregg. There is also a documentary in the works, directed by Amy Poehler and produced by Ron Howard, that digs deep from the beginning. Capture Being the ricardos In theaters December 10 and Prime Video December 21.
Topics: I love Lucy