Earlier this month, it was reported that Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in talks to play the television icons in “Being the Ricardos,” an Aaron Sorkin-directed movie that can observe every week of manufacturing on the sitcom “I Love Lucy.”
Since then, an outcry from followers has provided criticism of the casting, significantly from followers wishing that Ball lookalike Debra Messing be given a shot on the position.
Messing even spoke out concerning the controversy, saying she’s “out there” to tackle such a task.
Nonetheless, Lucie, 69, is sticking to her weapons and standing up for Kidman’s casting.
An actress herself, the star shared a video on Fb on Sunday to be able to “have somewhat chat” with the followers “who’ve been so enthusiastically commenting” on the casting.
“There appears to be plenty of dialogue about ‘Nicole Kidman, it must be Debra Messing, it must be Carole Prepare dinner,’ I do not know,” she started. “Here is the deal, what it’s best to perceive: We’re not doing a remake of ‘I Love Lucy.’ Nobody has to impersonate Lucy Ricardo nor do the Vitameatavegamin routine or … any of the foolish issues.”
Ball portrayed Lucy Ricardo on “I Love Lucy” from 1951-1957, whereas Arnaz performed Ricky Ricardo.
Lucie added: “It is the story of Lucille Ball — my precise mom — not Lucy Ricardo and her husband Desi Arnaz, my dad — not Ricky Ricardo.”
The star promised that “there can be humor within the movie” however stated that the movie would largely give attention to Ball and Arnaz’s “relationship, their love affair.”
Whereas “I Love Lucy” can be featured within the flick, the actress stated, “I do not suppose you’ll be disenchanted” with the way it will play out.
Lucie reiterated that the film is not her mother and father’ “complete story,” neither is it “a biopic from cradle to grave.”
“I hope I can set the report straight right here and say cease arguing about ‘Who ought to play it? She would not appear to be her? The nostril is not the identical, she is not as humorous,'” the actress said. “Simply belief us. It is gonna be a pleasant movie. And P.S.: The voting is over.”