Aaron Sorkin Hopes People Will Pay Less Attention To What Twitter Has To Say After Watching “Being The Ricardos”
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!
There’s a tiny off-camera, post-credits half-cackle in the just-released official trailer for Being The Ricardos that sounds kiiiinda like Lucille Ball but I’m not convinced it came from Nicole Kidman. I think it might have come from Lucy’s ghost since Nic’s face looks more like a smooth, well-kneaded hunk of dough with two raisins pushed in if for eyes than her famous mug. And not since Sally Field in Sybil has an actor done so many different and distinct voices for a single character. But hey, I’m not one to dwell on the negative. Just off the top of my head, what I can say about Nic’s performance based on this trailer is she’s got great wigs, beautiful wigs.
Despite Debra Messing’s desperate pleas, Nicole Kidman was cast as Lucille Ball in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic, Being the Ricardos. The movie, which also stars Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz, will take place over one week of filming I Love Lucy and dive into Lucille and Desi’s marriage. Now Nicole’s been papped in between takes on the set of the film, and the result is.. well, see for yourself… Continue reading
If you see Debra Messing wandering around looking despondent with mascara running down her face, pulling out clumps of her disheveled Lucy wig, please be kind. She has probably just read that Nicole Kidman didn’t really know shit about Lucille Ball until she signed on to play her in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin movie called Being the Ricardos co-starring Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz. According to Variety, Nicole has been preparing for the role by watching episodes of I Love Lucy and is ready to “give it a go.” It’s unknown if she has also been doing face-kegels to help her mimic any of Lucille’s signature expressions.
Debra Messing Is Disappointed That Nicole Kidman Is In Talks To Play Lucille Ball In An Aaron Sorkin Movie
Anybody with eyeballs and ears knows there’s only one red-haired actress working today who has the acting chops, box office draw and the air of prestige about her required to play an American icon like Lucille Ball and that woman is Debra Messing. Everybody says this all the time. It’s all you ever hear about these days. However, according to Deadline, Nicole Kidman is in talks to play Lucille in an upcoming feature film from the undisputed King of Screwball, Aaron Sorkin. Javier Bardem is in talks to play Lucy’s husband, Desi Arnez. I didn’t know it was even possible to get a prestige project off the ground without first running it by Debra, let alone one featuring a role she was born to play! Debra, understandably, feels she’s been overlooked.