Followers react to Nicole Kidman’s casting in I like Lucy biopic, they need Debra Messing as an alternative

Fans aren’t exactly thrilled with the idea of ​​Nicole Kidman playing Lucy Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s film I Love. Instead, fans want Debra Messing to take on the role. It has just been announced that Kidman and Javier Bardem are in talks to play Ball and Desi Arnaz in Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos. The film is set during a week of production of the sitcom I Love Lucy when Arnaz and Ball get into a crisis that could affect their relationship and careers. Now the fantasy has begun and Kidman is nowhere near the best of choice.

Debra Messing He previously played the role of Lucille Ball in an episode of Will & Grace. Social media was instantly hooked on the idea of ​​Brass taking on the role in a future biopic because it was so good. Brass has been compared to Ball for most of her career, and not just because of her red hair and facial features. The two comedians are also known for physical comedy, and I Love Lucy fans would like her to take on Nicole Kidman in Becoming the Ricardos. Brass had this to say about the influence that Lucille Ball had on her career.

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“I grew up in East Greenwich, RI, which, at least when I was growing up, I call the rural suburbs. I lived on four acres of land and we played Gilligan’s Island out around a swamp. We did that For fun. And we walked next door and watched the horses being born so it was an incredibly small city experience and the tv was my life being able to escape to other worlds and that was me, dear Lucy I have many others People who have inspired me over the years – Carol Burnett, there’s just one long list – but Lucille Ball is by far the one to whom I only have this emotional connection. ”

A person on Twitter doesn’t crush words with their opinion Be the Ricardos. “Seriously. Pick up the damn phone and call Debra Messing right away.” Others agree that Nicole Kidman is a great actress, but just not the right choice to portray Lucille Ball. Another fan says, “Lucille Ball was all about comedic, almost elastic, facial expressions. And while Nicole Kidman is all-rounder and beautiful, she … well … can’t move her face.” It’s pretty clear that social media doesn’t think Kidman is the right choice for the role.

If I continued like this, Lucy fans, we would love to see Debra Messing in Becoming the Ricardos. It happened to Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian when Star Wars fans were talking about how perfect Rosario Dawson would be for playing the character in the live action setting. Plus, Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are currently only in talks. Cate Blanchett was originally in talks to take on the role of Lucille Ball, but apparently those talks failed. Another fan says, “I love Nicole to the end, but Debra Messing is so good for it and I’m going to die on this hill!”

At this point in time, Debra Messing has not yet responded to her fantasy of becoming the Ricardos. Even so, some I Love Lucy fans don’t like Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz and think that Oscar Isaac, the star of The Rise of Skywalker, would be the perfect pick given he’s shown his comedic side more than once. In addition to Debra Messing, social media also got Isla Fisher to take on Nicole Kidman in Becoming the Ricardos. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to announce the casting of Ricardos. You can check out support for Debra Messing below.

Debra Messing was robbed.

– Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) January 11, 2021

Seriously. Grab the damn phone and call @DebraMessing now.

– BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) January 11, 2021

In my opinion … Nicole Kidman is a great actress … but Debra Messing would be perfect to play Lucille Ball.

– Rebecca (@ myfabulousfind1) January 11, 2021

Cmon Aaron Sorkin @AmazonStudios – Nicole Kidman is not right for this part. Debra Messing was born specifically for the role. She can play comedy AND drama … Nic can’t. Plus LOOK AT DEBRA !! ????????????????????????

– The Kryptonian (@wearingacape) January 11, 2021

No offense, but Nicole Kidman? Really?!

– Wear a mask! ???????????? (@RosaRF) January 11, 2021

I know right??!????‍♀️

– MusicalGreenEyes (@ LauraLou1115) January 11, 2021

That’s a joke, is not it? Debra Messing is the only choice to place Lucy. She is funny and has what it takes to make a legend.

Nicole Kindman isn’t even remotely funny. And her American accent is terrible.

– Jennifer Taylor @ ???????? (@JenTayVA) January 11, 2021


I do not argue.

– Luvvie is the #ProfessionalTroublemaker (@Luvvie) January 11, 2021

But … @DebraMessing would be the perfect Lucille Ball.

Red hair, comedic timing, whole feeling. All there.

– Luvvie is the #ProfessionalTroublemaker (@Luvvie) January 11, 2021

Oh yes, Nicole Kidman, an actress known for her extremely expressive face. Great choice. Definitely makes sense.

– Niccole Thurman (@niccolethurman) January 11, 2021

Please don’t tell me they booked Nicole Kidman and expect her to do a New York accent

– annabel (@mouthofbIood) January 11, 2021

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem, when Isla Fisher & Oscar Isaac sit right there …

– JS (@jamesshank) January 12, 2021

2021 please let me rest

– Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) January 11, 2021

When I think of Lucille Ball, I think of Nicole Kidman

– Carey O’Donnell (@ecareyo) January 12, 2021

Debra Messing when Nicole Kidman booked the remake I Love Lucy

– Caroline Ullman (@ carole_00) January 11, 2021

I like Nicole Kidman as an actress and surviving marriage to Tom Cruise. But when I think of Lucille Ball, she can’t think of anything.

– Town and Country Web Soap (@ bredrew2) January 11, 2021

Lucille Ball was a very expressive actress and Nicole Kidman hasn’t moved her whole face since Practical Magic

– Deanna (@denisehuxtables) January 11, 2021

Nicole Kidman plays Lucille Ball directed by Aaron Sorkin.

– Ashley (@ littlegnome16) January 11, 2021

This Nicole Kidman remake of I Love Lucy is insane

– Subhah (@Subhah) January 12, 2021

I have and loved it as a kid. But Nicole Kidman shouldn’t be playing Lucille Ball as directed by Aaron Sorkin. It’s going to be such a mess and so bad. ????

– Ashley (@ littlegnome16) January 11, 2021

Nicole Kidman has a lead, and playing Lucille ball isn’t part of it.

– Jay (@ColourMe_Jay) January 11, 2021

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem? This is a Dadaist casting.

– Connor Bible (@ bibliomania94) January 11, 2021

I’m a little relieved that the discourse has finally shifted from a new “Sex and the City” series, which I have no opinion on, to a Nicole Kidman / Javier Bardem / Aaron Sorkin project about Lucille Ball, from that I have a lukewarm opinion about: It’s bad casting * and * a bad creative choice!

– Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) January 11, 2021

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