Nicole Kidman admits she was ‘terrified’ about her iconic role in Being The Ricardos

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15 Nov 2021, 15:36

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Would you believe A-list actress Nicole still gets nervous when it comes to nailing big acting jobs? The Hollywood superstar has revealed how scared she was about playing Lucille Ball in Being The Ricardos.

The star has shared her nerves over playing the I Love Lucy role in the upcoming biopic about the 1950s sitcom and sought a confidence boost from director Aaron Sorkin.

Speaking at a screening of the new Amazon Studios movie in Los Angeles, Nicole admitted: "I had massive trepidation about a month prior, and Aaron had to get on the phone and send me emails saying, 'You've got this.'

"It was frightening but incredibly exciting."

The feature is based on a production week and focuses on the relationship between Lucille (Kidman) and her co-star Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem).

The actress explained: "I fell in love with her as I was reading the script. I realised what she was doing (was) trailblazing for women."

Javier admitted about his character: "I was obsessed with him and his skills as a comedian, as a person, as a producer and a musician at that time while being a foreigner in this country."

On the infamous stomping on grapes to make wine scene, Nicole said: "It was my obsession to get it absolutely accurate. It was his obsession to have this human being portrayed – what's behind the creation of Lucy Ricardo and who is the woman behind this character?"

Variety Awards Editor Clayton Davis suggested it might be in line for an Oscar nomination. He wrote on Twitter: "#BeingTheRicardos is full of wit and charm. Nicole Kidman owns the spirit and vigor of Lucielle Ball. Nina Arianda and J.K. Simmons are standout sensations. Really taken by the Daniel Pemberton score. Aaron Sorkin-isms throughout but they mostly work. Worth the wait. #Oscars."