The 53-year-old actress was photographed on the Los Angeles set alongside her co-star Javier Bardem, who portrays Desi Arnaz and lots of followers took to social media to share their displeasure with Kidman’s casting because the “I Love Lucy” star.
“They’re so unsuitable for the elements! I do not get this casting alternative,” wrote one individual who commented on Instagram photographs printed by Simply Jared, whereas one other added, “I really like her however she seems to be nothing like Lucy.”
“Actually everybody else on the earth seems to be extra like lucille ball,” added a fan who responded to a picture of Kidman posted to Twitter.
Different followers even steered “Will & Grace” star Debra Messing would have been a greater choice to painting the studio government as a substitute of Kidman.
“Debra Messing ought to be Lucille Ball,” wrote one commenter on Instagram, including, “Brutal casting. Nicole has zero sense of humour.”
Many others mentioned the casting doesn’t matter so long as Kidman’s efficiency remained on level within the movie in regards to the pair’s turbulent marriage.
“I imply, Nicole Kidman does not must appear like Lucille Ball for her to do a great job on this position,” mentioned one fan. “And there is actually no cause to fake they appear alike.”
“I’m actually enthusiastic about this!” wrote one other fan. “They appear good.”
In February, director Aaron Sorkin defended the movie’s casting in an interview with Leisure Tonight, telling followers to not fear till the ultimate on-screen product.
“I believe that the folks thought that we have solid them as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo,” Sorkin mentioned. “The movie takes place throughout a manufacturing week of ‘I Love Lucy’ — a Monday desk learn to Friday viewers taping, with a complete bunch of lengthy flashbacks that are telling the story that bought us right here — and since there is a desk learn, there are rehearsals after which there’s tape night time, we do see moments of them being Lucy and Ricky Ricardo.”
“We see moments from an episode of ‘I Love Lucy’. However principally they’re enjoying Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. And they are going to be improbable…These are two of the best actors ever,” he added.