It was recently announced that Nicole Kidman will be playing Lucille Ball opposite Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos.
Nicole told Variety of the role that many actresses where vying for, “I was like, ‘Yeah, I would love to give it a go. With Aaron’s words and his direction and Javier … that’s kind of a wonderful prospect to, you know. But yikes, off we go. Give it a go. Try my best—see if I can do it.”
Kidman added that she’s been watching a lot of I Love Lucy. She said, “I love Lucille, having looked now and delved into her. She’s an amazing woman. I’m very excited for people to see what Aaron found out about her and the way he’s interpreted Desi and Lucy and the way that it’s so rich. I didn’t know any of this.”