Nicole kidman has many doubts about his turn like Lucille ball in a new film about the iconic actress – but those people will be silenced … so say the critics, who were blown away.
Aaron SorkinThe new “Being the Ricardos” film premiered in Los Angeles this weekend – to a host of professional film critics, no less – and the consensus seems to be … NK absolutely has it. killed like Lucy / Lucille … and she might just be on her way to an Oscar.
Early reactions have been mostly positive … with people saying Nicole has captured Lucille’s mind (both as Lucy Ricardo and the real Lucille Ball) down to a T – including a precise impression of her voice. and his ways, according to people who watched him.
There have been rave reviews for Javier bardem also – who plays Lucy / Lucille’s onscreen husband Desi Arnaz/ Ricky Ricardo – and ditto for JK Simmons and others who also star in the film. Nicole seems to have stood out from the crowd though … which is interesting.
Frankly … there’s been a lot of talk about casting Nicole as the protagonist, because – well, she doesn’t really look like Lucy or Lucille at all … even when in costume and make-up.
Many “I Love Lucy” fans were enraged by the decision to bring in NK – saying she doesn’t even look slightly like Lucille … meanwhile, Debra Messing (who is seen as a double for LB) is there, presumably available to take on the role many believe she was born to play.
Sorkin shut it all down in a recent interview … defending her choice of Nicole, saying that real people’s best performance doesn’t always have to be about matching their looks.
Many disagree, of course… arguing that the filmmakers should at least try to get someone who looks a bit like. But, time will tell if Nicole can win over normal audiences with her shot.
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