“I Love Lucy” is one of the most iconic television series in American history. In fact, the story of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo is so culturally significant that soon it is set to be enshrined on-screen with the upcoming film “Being the Ricardos.” “Dune” star Javier Bardem will portray Ricky, while revered actor Nicole Kidman will play his counter in Lucy.
Noted for her exceptional acting ability, Kidman took on the role as professionally as possible, though she did express her doubts of exceeding expectations. “I actually sent [director] Aaron [Sorkin] an email saying, ‘I think I’m actually the wrong person now. I know I said ‘yes,’ but I’m now saying ‘no,'” Kidman told the New York Post. In response, Sorkin retorted, “You don’t get to say ‘no’ now!”
Per her professionalism, she absorbed the role to a tee — revealing she worked with a movement coach to learn Lucy’s mannerisms while also perfecting Lucy’s iconic voice, which ultimately proved to be unsettling for husband Keith Urban. “Vocally, I started with the Lucy voice,” Kidman stated, which “was so far out of reach that it was terrifying.” She further noted that “I’d do it for my husband, who has a great ear, ’cause he’s a musician, and he’d be, like, ‘Hmmmm.’ Kinda scary.” If you want to see and hear Kidman’s Lucy for yourself, “Being the Ricardos” is set for release on December 10.