Being the Ricardos Updates – She plays Lucille Ball (one of the most famous actresses of all times) and has many shoes to fill. Nicole Kidman is the best at capturing the look.
The Australian actress, 54, was born in America. She resembled I Love Lucy and starred in one of the character posters for Amazon Studios’ Being The Ricardos. The poster was unveiled on Thursday.
Nicole wore her red hair in Hollywood curls, with a pop of ruby red lipstick to match her flawless skin.
Seven of her castmates, including Javier Bardem and Tony Hale as well as Alia Shawkat, Jake Lacy and Clark Gregg were also featured in the newly published photos.
Bardem portrays Desi Arnaz as Lucille’s husband in the 1950s comedy I Love Lucy, as well as in real-life.
The film follows Lucy, Desi and their struggle with a crisis in their relationship that could threaten their careers as well as their marriage.
Bardem, 52 years old, gazes out into the distance wearing his distinctive basket-weave cap, perfectly channeling the Cuban actor.
Hale, 51 years old, wore thick-framed, plastic eyeglasses with a leather case to play Jessurun Jam ‘Jess Oppenheimer’, the main author of I Love Lucy.
Shawkat, 32 years old, was his Arrested Development star. Madelyn Pugh, a writer for the series, took Shawkat’s photo with a notebook, bright red lipstick, and a smear.
The 36-year-old Lacy sat in a pensive position with a pencil under his bottom lip, while Bob Carroll Jr., who coauthored the piece with Oppenheimer and Pugh, looked off into the distance.
Simmons, 66, wore brown fedoras while playing actor William Frawley. He is well-known for his role in Fred Mertz’s role as landlord Fred Mertz.
Gregg, 59 years old, plays Howard Wenke. He wears glasses and a grey bowtie, while looking out towards the side.
Arianda, 37 years old, was Vivian Vance’s representative. She was famously featured as Fred’s wife on I Love Lucy and Lucy’s sidekick Ethel Mertz. Arianda wore vintage styles, including curly hair, red lipstick and huge plastic spherical ears.
The Ricardos poster revealed
After its Saturday night premiere, Being The Ricardos received wonderful reviews. The unveiling of the eight characters posters is a great moment.
Kidman, Aaron Sorkin, the film’s director and writer, and Bardem, Kidman were all present at the screening and panel discussion.
The Oscar-winning actress confessed that she was’massively trepidatious’ about the role of the comedy icon at the screening.
Critics who saw it, however, were blown away by Kidman’s performance. This is already leading to Oscar buzz.
“Lucy, you have some campaigning to complete: BEING THE RICARDOS did well in its first showing, suggesting a solid candidate for awards,” Kyle Buchanan, New York Times writer, tweeted.
“I saw Nicole more as a serious, off-screen Lucy than a comic powerhouse. But the audience loved her and Javier Bardem.
“Last night’s large screening of #BeingTheRicardos undoubtedly silenced those who doubted it,” said Turner Classic Movies Presenter Dave Karger.
Nicole Kidman’s fifth Oscar nomination seems to have been a foregone conclusion. It was amazing to meet her and Javier Bardem, another strong contender, in front of such a awestruck audience.
Collider’s Perri Nemiroff noted that the film caused her to feel emotional.
She wrote that #BeingTheRicardos had left her in a “pool of tears.”
Nemiroff said, “Alia Shawkat and JK Simmons are exceptional scene stealers,”. The range of emotions I just felt is overwhelming. “It exceeded my expectations.”
Clayton Davis, Variety’s film critic, praised Sorkin’s acting and writing as well as his direction in his review.