The first photos of Nicole Kidman in that upcoming Lucille Ball bio-pic have hit the internet, and fans aren’t sold.
Nicole was recently photographed on the Los Angeles set of Being the Ricardos along with co-star Javier Bardem, who plays Desi Arnaz. Though she wore a curly red wig, fans were fuming because they don’t think she resembles the I Love Lucy star.
One person wrote, “I love her but she looks nothing like Lucy.”
Another said, “She’s a good actress but this is not the role for her.”
Many others suggested another famous redhead play the part. “Debra Messing should be Lucille Ball,” one person added. “Brutal casting. Nicole has zero sense of humour.”
Writer and director Aaron Sorkin defended the casting in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. He said, “They’re going to be fantastic…These are two of the greatest actors ever.”
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) April 29, 2021