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The actress has transformed on the set of Being the Ricardos.
Nicole Kidman is getting into character.
The Oscar-winning actress was spotted for the first time as Lucille Ball on the set of Being the Ricardos, Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming film following the comedic icon and her husband, Desi Arnaz. Javier Bardem is starring opposite Kidman as Ball’s famous spouse and screen partner.
The Big Little Lies and Undoing star was photographed amid her transformation for the role, wearing light-red, shoulder-length waves (presumably a wig); thin eyebrows; thick lashes; and what looks like a light olive-green suit.
Just last week, Kidman shared a sneak peek of the project on Instagram with a behind-the-scenes shot of her next to a “closed set” sign. Though she wasn’t in costume at the time, she let her followers know exactly what she was filming in the caption: “Currently in production 🤫📵🎬 #BeingTheRicardos.”
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Being the Ricardos will follow Ball and Arnaz over the course of one week of filming I Love Lucy, when they “face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage,” Deadline reported. Kidman’s and Bardem’s casting for the Amazon Studios–produced film was announced in January.
Kidman has been watching a lot of I Love Lucy to research, she told Variety earlier this year. “I love Lucille, having looked now and delved into her,” she said. “She’s an amazing woman. I’m very excited for people to see what Aaron found out about her and the way he’s interpreted Desi and Lucy and the way that it’s so rich. I didn’t know any of this.”