Nicole Kidman reveals how she turned into comedy legend Lucille Ball


Nicole Kidman has revealed how she morphed into comedy legend Lucille Ball for the new movie, Being The Richardos.

The 54-year-old actress, who described Lucille Ball as “complex,” said she would spend hours practicing her iconic “voice” and “physique.”

‘[It was a] an insane amount of hours working meticulously on the physicality, on the voice, on the movements, just learning the words, ”said Nicole The daily telegraph.

Transformation: Nicole Kidman, 54 (pictured) revealed how she morphed into comedy legend Lucille Ball for Being The Ricardos during an interview with The Daily Telegraph on Sunday

Nicole also revealed that she was forced to do much of the prep work for the role on Zoom due to the pandemic.

While the actress’ performance on Being The Ricardos drew Oscar Buzz, Nicole admitted that she didn’t realize how intense the role would be before signing up for the project.

“In fact, I’m glad I didn’t realize, like everything in life, you better not know ahead of time what you’re getting yourself into,” the star said.

Preperation : '[It was a] an insane amount of hours working meticulously on the physicality, on the voice, on the movements, just learning the words, ”Nicole said of preparing for the role

Preperation : ‘[It was a] an insane amount of hours working meticulously on the physicality, on the voice, on the movements, just learning the words, ”Nicole said of preparing for the role

In fact, Nicole has admitted that taking roles “without thinking about it” is something she does a lot.

“I think I have a loose screw where I can’t go, ‘yes be careful’. I don’t have that, it’s not in my lineup, “she admitted, comparing her” ridiculous “decision-making skills to that of a” teenage girl. ”

Nicole only returned to her native Australia last week before the film’s Sydney premiere.

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Big gig: Nicole plays Lucille Ball in the upcoming biopic, which describes the often complicated relationship between Hollywood power couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, played by Javier Bardem, as they filmed their hit 1950s sitcom, I Love Lucy. Here: Lucy and Desi around the 1950s

Nicole plays Lucille Ball in the upcoming biopic, which depicts the often complicated relationship between real Hollywood couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, played by Javier Bardem, as they filmed their hit 1950s sitcom, I Love Lucy.

Appearing at the Deadline Contenders Film event in Los Angeles last month, Nicole admitted that she feared taking on the role of such a beloved and iconic figure.

“I had tremendous apprehension about a month ago, and [director] Aaron [Sorkin] must have called and emailed me saying, “You’ve got this,” she said, as Variety reported.

Nerves: “I had tremendous apprehension about a month ago, and [director] Aaron [Sorkin] must have picked up the phone and emailed me saying, "You have this,"

Nerves: “I had tremendous apprehension about a month ago, and [director] Aaron [Sorkin] must have called and emailed me saying, “You’ve got this,” she said, as Variety reported. Seen here on Being The Ricardos

During press interviews for the film earlier this month, Nicole revealed that she agreed to play the role after being invited by Aaron Sorkin on Zoom.

“Yeah, I would love to do anything with you,” Nicole recalled when she spoke to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Nicole also said once she started studying Lucille that she loved playing her because she was such a physical actress.

“You are one of the best actors who ever lived,” Jimmy told him. “You are amazing in everything. ”

“I love to act,” said Nicole. “I am very privileged to be able to do what I love to do. “

Star: “I love acting,” Nicole said.  “I am very privileged to be able to do what I love to do.  Here: At a screening of Being The Ricardos this month in Los Angeles

Star: “I love acting,” Nicole said. “I am very privileged to be able to do what I love to do. Here: At a screening of Being The Ricardos this month in Los Angeles


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