It would be tough for anyone to play Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos, and since Nicole Kidman was selected, reviewers have been eager to express judgement. Kidman, 54, portrays the five-time Emmy winner, who was noted for her striking looks as well as her hilarious comedy. The Moulin Rouge actress, on the other hand, did her best to disregard the negative feedback from those who didn't think she was the right fit for the part.
"I tried not to [listen], but I'm a human being, so there are times when you think, 'Gosh, maybe I'm not the ideal person for this,'" the Oscar winner remarked during a joint interview with her co-star Javier Bardem on the Today show on Monday, December 20.
"That's where having someone like [writer and director] Aaron [Sorkin], who truly said at the start, 'I'm not looking for a flawless recreation or replica of Lucy,' comes in handy." 'No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no The 60-year-old Newsroom creator instead try to meet with the late I Love Lucy star's soul, which the Big Little Lies alum was able to do.
"I can identify to a lot of it, and I think to myself, 'Ah, OK, I've been in that circumstance.' That is something I am aware of.' As a result, I believe those things were relatable," Kidman said. Meanwhile, Bardem, 52, has long admired his co-star, telling the Today show earlier this month that the first time he saw her in character left him speechless. Being the Ricardos is now playing in theatres and will be released on Amazon on December 21.