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Lucie Arnaz Defends Nicole Kidman Starring as Her Mom Lucille Ball in 'Being The Ricardos'

Lucie Arnaz is opening up about the controversy of Nicole Kidman playing her mother, Lucille Ball, in a biopic.

The now 69-year-old daughter of Lucille and Desi Arnaz, addressed the issues about Nicole‘s casting after seeing fans’ outcry over the situation.

If you didn’t see, Nicole will be starring as Lucille in Aaron Sorkin‘s Being the Ricardos, which is set for Amazon.

The movie will reportedly focus on when Lucy and Desi face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage. See who will play Desi here!

“It’s a done deal,” Lucie shared on a Facebook through a video message. “The contracts aren’t actually signed, which is why I haven’t said anything publicly about it, but I felt I should just at least try to calm the waters here.”

She added, “There seems to be a lot of discussion about Nicole Kidman. It should be Debra Messing. It should be Carole Cook, I don’t know…Here’s the deal. You should understand. We are not doing a remake of I Love Lucy. No one has to impersonate Lucy Ricardo nor do the Vitameatavegamin routine, or the chocolate factory routine or any of the silly things. It’s the story of Lucille Ball, my actual mother, not Lucy Ricardo, and her husband, Desi Arnaz, my dad, not Ricky Ricardo.”

“There will be humor in the film, but it is a story of the two of them and how they met and what went right with finding the show, what went wrong, their relationship, their love affair,” Lucie shared.

Debra Messing did campaign for the role, shortly after it was announced that Nicole was in talks for the role.

Debra Messing Reacts to Nicole Kidman Playing Lucille Ball, Campaigns for the Role

Debra Messing clearly wants to play Lucille Ball in the upcoming movie being made about the icon’s life, though Nicole Kidman has reportedly landed the role.

The Emmy-winning actress took to Twitter on Monday night (January 11) and reacted to all of the love she has been getting from fans after the news was announced.

Debra seemed like a perfect choice for the role as she already gave an impeccable performance as Lucille during an episode of Will & Grace‘s final season.

One fan tweeted saying that they’re choose to believe that Debra was unavailable for the project. She responded by saying, “Oh no, I’m available.”

Another fan tweeted a quote that Debra said last year about how she used to say, “I would not even touch that. Like she is untouchable.” In response to that, Debra said, “Ummmmmm, I changed my mind. 😜.”

The upcoming movie will be set during one production week of I Love Lucy which was a Monday table read through Friday audience filming schedule. It will focus on when Lucy and Desi face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage. Javier Bardem is in talks to play Desi Arnaz and the movie will be written and directed by Aaron Sorkin.

Click inside to read some of her tweets about it… More Here! »

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Nicole Kidman Reveals the 'Disturbing' Thing That Happened While Making 'The Undoing'

Nicole Kidman‘s work in the HBO limited series The Undoing was highly praised and the show became a huge success for the network.

Now, the Oscar-winning actress is opening up about the “disturbing” effect the show had on her life because of how she “becomes” the characters she plays.

Nicole talked with actor Marc Maron on the podcast WTF With Marc Maron.

“Even on The Undoing it kind of happened where I just like suddenly was in this place of… There was sort of a disquietness to my personality, where I was uneasy and there was duress on who I was,” Nicole said (via E! News).

Nicole also opened up about becoming “really sick” while making the show.

“I went down for a week, because your immune system it doesn’t know the difference between acting and truth when you’re doing them,” she said.

Nicole says she believes that lots of actors can train their bodies to know they are just acting. “It doesn’t really work for me,” she said about her own process. When she leaves a set, she often isn’t able to sleep and doesn’t feel well. She said, “It’s that disturbing for me.”

It was just announced that Nicole will be playing one of the most iconic actresses of all time for an upcoming movie.

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Nicole Kidman & Javier Bardem In Talks To Play Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz For Amazon Movie

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are going to bring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to life again on Amazon.

Deadline reports that the two Oscar winning actors are teaming up with Aaron Sorkin to bring the fictional couple and their real life counterparts to life in Being the Ricardos.

The film will be set during one production week of I Love Lucy which was a Monday table read through Friday audience filming schedule.

It will focus on when Lucy and Desi face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.

Aaron will not only direct the film, but wrote the script for it as well.

I Love Lucy ran for six seasons from 1951 until 1957, before Lucy and Desi launched The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour. That ran until 1960.

Lucy and Desi divorced in 1960, and shared two children, Lucie and Desi Jr.

Just recently, some sad news was revealed about Lucy and Desi‘s granddaughter.

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban Attend an Outdoor Music Event in Australia

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban walk through a park while attending an outdoor music event on Sunday (January 10) in Sydney, Australia.

The event was held at Vaucluse House, which is one of Sydney’s few 19th-century mansions still surrounded by its original gardens and wooded grounds.

Joining the couple for the weekend activity were their two daughters – Sunday Rose, 12, and Faith Margaret, 10. They are not pictured in the gallery.

Faith celebrated her 10th birthday in late December and Nicole wished her a happy birthday on Instagram. She shared a photo of her cake and said, “Happy Birthday darling Faith Margaret! We love you so much ❤️ 🎂.”

Back on Christmas Eve, Keith shared a video that he and Nicole made of them singing along to his holiday song, “I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight.” Watch below!

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'The Prom' Movie Cast - See Who Plays Each Character!

The new movie musical The Prom is streaming right now on Netflix and it’s a joyful and uplifting film that is perfect to watch with your family this holiday season!

A star-studded cast brought the Broadway show to the screen and there are also some amazing newcomers in the mix.

The story follows a group of Broadway stars with a crisis on their hands who come up with a plan to resurrect their public images. After reading about an openly gay high school student in Indiana who has been banned from attending the prom, the actors travel to the small town to give the girl a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.

The Prom premiered on Broadway back in November 2018 and Ryan Murphy quickly got the rights to turn it into a movie… and he surely didn’t wait long to make the film!

Click inside to learn more about the cast… More Here! »

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'The Undoing' Star Matilda De Angelis Reveals What It Was Like to Kiss Co-Star Nicole Kidman


Matilda De Angelis is getting candid about kissing Nicole Kidman.

The 25-year-old The Undoing star got candid about her hit HBO miniseries in an interview with Interview.

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During the chat, she discussed some of the scenes in the show, including one in which she stands fully nude in front of Nicole, as well as kissing her.

“I’ve been in love with her basically all my life, and on the day I was supposed to meet her, and when she arrived – she doesn’t walk, she floats on the air like an angel – I was just struck by how beautiful and charming she was,” she explained, adding that she “instantly” felt comfortable after meeting Nicole Kidman.

As for the kissing? “Wow. I loved it. I was so proud. I think of it as my first kiss,” she gushed.

“Whether it’s my eyes, or my mouth, or my boobs or my vagina, my body is just another tool to express myself. It’s still me. As long as the goal is to communicate something complex, then nakedness can be a powerful way to express and persuade,” she went on to say of appearing naked, going on to say she “freaked out” when she learned she got the role alongside Nicole.

“She’s been my favorite actress since I was a little girl. It’s something that just doesn’t happen to [citizens from my hometown in Italy],” she said.

Here’s why The Undoing Season 2 is unlikely to happen…