Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem talk playing Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in 'Being the Ricardos'

The duo stars in the upcoming movie from writer Aaron Sorkin that details a particularly eventful week in the life of the couple who were married on-screen and off while working on the showI Love Lucy” a partire dal 1951 per 1957. To promote the film’s Dec. 10 pubblicazione, the duo has been discussing in-depth what it was like to both learn about their real-life counterparts as well as capture the unparalleled chemistry they had together.

“intendo, all of it. All of it,” Kidman said when asked by CBS domenica mattina what surprised her about Lucille Ball. “The way [she and Desi] built a production company, how they were such a team. I didn’t know how clever she was, how she’d always say she wasn’t funny. Così, intendo, you name it, I didn’t know it!”

Bardem, nel frattempo, noted that he was struck by thepowerful love storyat the heart of one of America’s most beloved sitcoms.

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Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman will star together in ‘Being the Ricardos.’

Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman will star together in ‘Being the Ricardos.’ (Foto di J. Vespa/WireImage via Getty Images)

Between these two people that created this amazing show, and the price you have to pay for that in some ways, they were exposing themselves in a way,” Lui ha spiegato.

As for capturing the real-life chemistry the two shared, Bardem noted in an interview with The “Oggi” show’sSunday Sitdown” quella, due to the movie’s schedule, he and Kidman weren’t able to really get to know each other outside their characters.

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circa 1955:  Portrait of American actor and comedian Lucille Ball (1911-1989) e suo marito, Cuban-born actor and bandleader Desi Arnaz (1917-1986), holding heart-shaped cutouts.  (fotografato da )

circa 1955: Portrait of American actor and comedian Lucille Ball (1911-1989) e suo marito, Cuban-born actor and bandleader Desi Arnaz (1917-1986), holding heart-shaped cutouts. (fotografato da ) (CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

We didn’t have much time to rehearse or be together or gather together before shooting,” Bardem explained. “We didn’t even have time to meet as Nicole and Javier. Noi eravamo, piace, right on Lucy and Desi.

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Kidman previously told Rivista di persone quella studying Lucille Ball became herobsessionnoting that she internalized everything into herbody and memory.

Nicole Kidman (sinistra) with play Lucille Ball while Javier Bardem (destra) will play Desi Arnaz in the upcoming movie 'Being the Ricardos.'

Nicole Kidman (sinistra) with play Lucille Ball while Javier Bardem (destra) will play Desi Arnaz in the upcoming movie ‘Being the Ricardos.(Getty Images)

It was my obsession to get it absolutely accurate,” lei spiegò. “Era [writer/director Aaron Sorkin’s] obsession to have this human being portrayed – what’s behind the creation of Lucy Ricardo and who is the woman behind this character?”

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