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Lucie Arnaz Pushed to Get Inaccurate Scenes Removed from 'Being the Ricardos' Movie

Lucie Arnaz Pushed to Get Inaccurate Scenes Removed from 'Being the Ricardos' Movie

Lucie Arnaz is sharing some insight on the upcoming Being the Ricardos movie based on her parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz‘s marriage.

In a new interview, Lucie, 70, revealed that she asked director Aaron Sorkin to remove some inaccurate scenes from the upcoming movie, starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as Ball and Arnaz, respectively.

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“There are certain scenes that I wished hadn’t been in the feature film. I couldn’t get my way and have them taken out, but they weren’t accurate,” Lucie shared with The Palm Springs Life magazine. “And I thought, ‘That shouldn’t be in there, because that never happened. That’s not true.’ And it’s not just theatrical license, it just wasn’t true. And the day they shot the scene, the sprinklers went off on the set and destroyed the whole set.”

Lucie went on to talk about the movie, revealing that it takes place “primarily during rehearsals” for the filming of an I Love Lucy episode.

“There are a few scenes where they’re at their house in Chatsworth, before working, after working,” Lucie said. “There are two or three short flashback scenes to her life before I Love Lucy, when she worked on the radio show, when she was trying to convince the network to hire dad.”

Lucie continued, “But stuff happens that week that didn’t happen altogether the way Aaron has written it. He’s taking some theatrical license and sort of cramming a couple of true events that did happen, they just didn’t happen at the same time.”

Lucie then went on to praise Aaron for how he wrote the Being the Ricardos script.

“But you do learn a lot about what it was like back then. His dialogue is always incredible,” Lucie shared. “And I think he treated my mother and my father really well. I think they are accurate composites of these people. And what I’ve seen of it…I haven’t seen any of the rushes, but I was on the set for just two days. What I saw was extraordinarily classy and first rate. The people that he has cast are just really great performers.”

Being the Ricardos is expected to be released on Amazon later this year.

You can see photos of Nicole sporting Lucy‘s iconic red hair on set here!

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