Lucie Arnaz Speaks Up About the Newest Lucy-Desi Movie Coming Out Soon
I know this isn’t publishing or gay-related news, but it is pop culture. And I think a lot of my readers are Lucy fans. At least that’s what I see on social media. I’m also not even sure how Lucie Arnaz shows up in my Facebook feed. All of a sudden she’s just there. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that she lives in Palm Springs and we just moved to Palm Springs full time. Social media has a way of knowing these things, and then they group people together that way.
In any event, there’s a new film dropping that’s based on a period in the lives of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. It’s titled, “Being the Ricardos.” It’s an Aaron Sorkin film and it stars Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball. It’s been received a lot of commentaries and Lucie Arnaz…Lucille Ball’s daughter…has weighed in with her thoughts and opinions. After all, this was her mother and father and her words should really be taken very seriously. She knew them better than anyone else.
Arnaz recently made a long statement on Facebook that I thought was worth sharing. Arnaz has been more than supportive of this film for a while now.
We agreed to the inspired casting choice of Nicole Kidman because she is smart, a first class, award winning actress who can play comedy or drama and become anyone she puts her mind to and box office gold (important to big studios these days). She was cast to portray Lucille Ball. Not her fictional TV character, “Lucy Ricardo” and, take my word for it, Lucille Ball and “Lucy Ricardo” were quite different people.
Here’s more. When it comes to fandom, I have seen people form some very strong opinions. So with a film like this, I’m not sure they can ever please everyone. I will probably see it. I’m not sure when it’s going to drop, but the project has been in the making since at least 2017. With a simple search, there are a few more great articles about this. And, of course, you can find more than a few FB groups where this is going to be discussed in more depth.