Nicole Kidman shares the challenges and joys she felt when taking on the role of Lucielle Ball for the film Being the Ricardos.
In a conversation with Chris Rock for Variety, the 53-year-old shared that playing the comedy queen required a lot of hard work from her end.
“I’ve had to put in an enormous amount of time on Lucille Ball right now, because she has a very particular way of speaking,” she said.
When Chris went on to compliment her character saying that she is “just one of the most talented people to ever roam the earth,” the star responded: “I am way out of my comfort zone right now, Chris! I’m free-falling.”
“I’d like to be funny. I’m never cast funny,” she said.
“Lucille Ball is hopefully funny. The strange thing about Lucille Ball is that everyone thinks we’re remaking the ‘I Love Lucy’ show, and it’s so not that. It’s about Lucy and Desi and their relationship and their marriage,” The Undoing actress said.
“It’s very deep, actually.”