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Nicole Kidman Reveals How She Felt About Replacing Cate Blanchett as Lucille Ball in 'Being the Ricardos'

Nicole Kidman Reveals How She Felt About Replacing Cate Blanchett as Lucille Ball in 'Being the Ricardos'

Nicole Kidman is opening up about her new film, Being the Ricardos.

In an interview with The New York Times on Sunday (December 26), the 54-year-old actress discussed what it was like taking on the role of iconic comedian Lucille Ball, which was originally supposed to go to Cate Blanchett.

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“I feel like there’s a sacred pact among us all — whoever gets something, that’s where it was meant to land,” Nicole said of her philosophy about casting.

Lucille and Desi Arnaz‘s daughter Lucie Arnaz told the outlet she was “devastated” when Cate exited the project.

“It just took too long and we lost her. I was devastated,” Lucie explained, adding that it was a challenge to find someone who was the right fit to play her mother.

“None of them made me happy. It was always like, who’s the flavor of the month? Who’s got the hot movie of the minute?” she recalled, adding of Nicole, “I thought that’s good — we should only be looking at Australian actresses for this!”

Nicole also said that while she’s not active on social media, she still heard about the initial backlash her casting inspired.

“I’m not on the internet and I definitely don’t Google myself. But things trickle through,” the actress shared.

Nicole also recently revealed the habit she took up while playing Lucille. Find out more

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