Sunday, January 23, 2022

Nicole Kidman And Javier Bardem On Being Lucy And Desi: “They Were Predestined To Be Together” – The Actor’s Side

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Nicole Kidman, who’s starring as Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos, feels Lucy and her husband Desi Arnaz weren’t solely predestined to be collectively romantically and as a pair, but in addition to work collectively in maybe probably the most well-known sitcom of all timeIn a dialog together with her co-star Javier Bardem, who performs Desi within the movie, each be part of me for this week’s episode of my Deadline video collection The Actor’s Side. Both Oscar-winning stars present why they can also have been predestined to tackle these equally well-known icons for Sorkin’s look behind the scenes of the fascinating marriage {and professional} partnership for the ages.

As Bardem explains, he was truly conscious of the undertaking early on and went after the position regardless that earlier than taking it on he wasn’t that proficient in singing, enjoying guitar and conga drums, or the rest for which Arnaz was well-known. He says as an actor you simply say ‘yes’ and determine it out later. Kidman says the identical was true for her, notably in studying to do the extent of bodily comedy Ball was so well-known for doing.

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However for Kidman, the story is actually about Lucille Ball, not “Lucy” and her extraordinary relationship with Desi, not “Ricky Ricardo,” that makes this movie so fascinating to see, in addition to to have been part of. Was it a threat for each? Of course, however Kidman has made a profession of taking dangers, telling me she has at all times acted spontaneously in making profession selections and now even into her 50s she remains to be doing that.

Both additionally reward their writer-director Sorkin for being the guiding gentle right here, and in addition speak about how Ball and Arnaz have been manner forward of their occasions in a enterprise sense. Not solely did their manufacturing firm, Desilu, produce I Love Lucy and lots of different sitcoms of the time, in addition they have been the entity behind Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, The Untouchables and lots of different exhibits which have changed into worthwhile movement image franchises nonetheless going robust in the present day.  And after all the identical may be mentioned for I Love Lucy, which because of the foresight of Arnaz was produced utilizing a movie course of that permits it nonetheless to be seen around the globe and by no means out of circulation in reruns.

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Amazon Studios’ Being the Ricardos provides additional to the legend and may be seen in theaters and streaming on Amazon proper now. However, we start our dialog the place I requested Nicole in regards to the extensively aired business she did for AMC Theatres by which she extolls the virtues of the moviegoing expertise in an effort to get individuals again to the cinemas after the devastating results of Covd shut them down.

To watch my chat with  Kidman and Bardem and get the ‘actor’s aspect’ of all of it from each, click on on the video above. And be part of me every Wednesday throughout Oscar season for one more version of The Actor’s Side.

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