Aaron Sorkin Hopes People Will Pay Less Attention To What Twitter Has To Say After Watching “Being The Ricardos”

December 4, 2021 / Posted by:

After the internet saw the trailers for Being The Ricardos, Aaron Sorkin’s movie about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s marriage woes during the Red Scare, many dragged it, especially Nicole Kidman’s Lucy. But if Debra Messing sent Aaron Sorkin her picture and resume and let him know that she’s available for reshoots, he definitely tossed her picture and resume to the side. Because Aaron, who has defended his casting decisions before, has some THOUGHTS about the online backlash. Looks like Twitter is less Sorkin’s The Social Network and more Sorkin’s Enemy of the State!

Aaron told Variety about his expectations for the audience:

“Mostly, I want them to have a good time during the two hours that were asked for their attention, realize that the lives of Lucy and Desi were considerably more complicated than Lucy and Ricky and pay less attention to Twitter

I hope the way they’ll react is that they’ll see some similarities between what’s happening to Lucy and what happens to a number of people that fall out of favor with Twitter,” Sorkin told Variety on Thursday night at the film’s premiere at The Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.

He continued, “It just seems like when you walk into social media that you’re walking into a big room with mean graffiti all over the walls.”

For a man who wrote The Social Network, he really has no concept of what the point of social media is. Twitter is where people overshare their most intimate thoughts, talk shit, watch mindless videos, and drag celebrities! If we didn’t have Twitter, we’d have to do everything the old-fashioned way: shout unnecessary opinions about Nicole Kidman to unsuspecting co-workers at the watercooler! Speaking of Nicole, she has commented about the social backlash, too. According to Entertainment Weekly:

“I wasn’t initially [anxious],” Kidman said of playing Ball. “Initially it’s like, Aaron Sorkin wrote this screenplay that you read and you cannot put down. And I say to people, ‘If you can get your hands on this screenplay, read it, because it’s such a good read.’ It’s as good as a great novel.”

But, Kidman added, “When the reality of playing her hit me, I went, ‘What I have said yes to?’ To which I then went, ‘Oh no, I’m not right. Everyone thinks I’m not right, so I’m going to try to sidestep this.'”

Ultimately, the production team refused to let detractors scare her off. “The producer Todd Black and Aaron Sorkin were both like, ‘Absolutely not,'” she said. “I was in Australia and they were like, ‘No.’ And thank God, because then I was so grateful because I got to fall in love with her.”

She left off “and get a huge paycheck” and “another Oscar” (which she’s a contender for) from that quote. But, yes, Nicole powered through the naysayers to star in a prestige film. A true martyr! You know she’s not really committed to the role though since she hasn’t cracked out an Oscar-winning prosthetic nose. Just slap on a wig or two and it’s good enough for a Golden Globe!

Pic: Amazon Prime

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