Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem discuss taking part in Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in ‘Being the Ricardos’

Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem talk playing Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in 'Being the Ricardos'

2021-12-06 00:44:25

Nicole Kidman and her “Being the Ricardos” co-star Javier Bardem opened up about what it was prefer to get to know the real-life characters they embody, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. 

The duo stars within the upcoming film from author Aaron Sorkin that particulars a very eventful week within the lifetime of the couple who had been married on-screen and off whereas engaged on the present “I Love Lucy” from 1951 to 1957. To advertise the movie’s Dec. 10 launch, the duo has been discussing in-depth what it was prefer to each find out about their real-life counterparts in addition to seize the unparalleled chemistry that they had collectively. 

“I imply, all of it. All of it,” Kidman mentioned when requested by CBS Sunday Morning what stunned her about Lucille Ball. “The way in which [she and Desi] constructed a manufacturing firm, how they had been such a workforce. I did not know the way intelligent she was, how she’d at all times say she wasn’t humorous. So, I imply, you title it, I did not understand it!”

Bardem, in the meantime, famous that he was struck by the “highly effective love story” on the coronary heart of certainly one of America’s most beloved sitcoms. 

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Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman will star collectively in ‘Being the Ricardos.’
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Between these two those who created this wonderful present, and the value it’s a must to pay for that in some methods, they had been exposing themselves in a approach,” he defined.

As for capturing the real-life chemistry the 2 shared, Bardem famous in an interview with The “As we speak” present’s “Sunday Sitdown” that, because of the film’s schedule, he and Kidman weren’t in a position to actually get to know one another exterior their characters.

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circa 1955:  Portrait of American actor and comedian Lucille Ball (1911-1989) and her husband, Cuban-born actor and bandleader Desi Arnaz (1917-1986), holding heart-shaped cutouts.  (Photo by )

circa 1955:  Portrait of American actor and comic Lucille Ball (1911-1989) and her husband, Cuban-born actor and bandleader Desi Arnaz (1917-1986), holding heart-shaped cutouts.  (Photograph by )
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“We did not have a lot time to rehearse or be collectively or collect collectively earlier than taking pictures,” Bardem defined. “We did not even have time to satisfy as Nicole and Javier. We had been, like, proper on Lucy and Desi.”

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Kidman beforehand informed Folks journal that learning Lucille Ball grew to become her “obsession” noting that she internalized every little thing into her “physique and reminiscence.” 

Nicole Kidman (left) with play Lucille Ball while Javier Bardem (right) will play Desi Arnaz in the upcoming movie 'Being the Ricardos.'

Nicole Kidman (left) with play Lucille Ball whereas Javier Bardem (proper) will play Desi Arnaz within the upcoming film ‘Being the Ricardos.’
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“It was my obsession to get it completely correct,” she defined. “It was [writer/director Aaron Sorkin’s] obsession to have this human being portrayed – what’s behind the creation of Lucy Ricardo and who’s the girl behind this character?”

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