Nicole Kidman embodies Lucille Ball in new trailer released for Amazon's Being The Ricardos


Nicole Kidman reenacts famous grape smashing scene from I Love Lucy as she embodies Lucille Ball in new trailer for Amazon’s Being The Ricardos


Nicole Kidman embodied Lucille Ball in the first full- length trailer released for Amazon’s Being The Ricardos on Wednesday.   

The film follows Lucille’s rise to the top as one of the world’s most prominent comedians with her husband, Desi Arnaz, played by Javier Bardem, by her side.  

In the official trailer, viewers were given a glimpse of the drama that will unfold, including Nicole climbing into a massive tub to reenact the infamous grape smashing scene from I Love Lucy – the sitcom they produce. 

Star: Nicole Kidman embodied Lucille Ball in the first full- length trailer released for Amazon's Being The Ricardos on Wednesday (pictured during the famous grape smashing scene)

Original: Lucille Ball playing Lucy Ricardo in Lucy's Italian Movie (1956)

Star: Nicole Kidman embodied Lucille Ball in the first full- length trailer released for Amazon’s Being The Ricardos on Wednesday (pictured during the famous grape smashing scene)

The clip also showed a look at the comedic back and forth relationship between Ricky and Lucy’s neighbors, Ethel and Fred. 

It also showed Nicole freezing at the top of a scene as the actress tries to juggle both a career in the public eye and a home life during the 1950s.   

‘If they boo you, we’re done,’ says Bardem backstage as Desi as the tensions in their marriage come to surface. 

Plot: The film follows Lucille's rise to the top as one of the world's most prominent comedians with her husband, Desi Arnaz, played by Javier Bardem, by her side

Plot: The film follows Lucille’s rise to the top as one of the world’s most prominent comedians with her husband, Desi Arnaz, played by Javier Bardem, by her side

Here we go: In the official trailer, viewers were given a glimpse of the drama that will unfold (Javier is pictured)

Here we go: In the official trailer, viewers were given a glimpse of the drama that will unfold (Javier is pictured) 

The limited series is being produced by Nicole’s production company, Blossom Films, alongside Big Little Lies collaborators Bruna Papandrea and David E. Kelley.

It’s set over a week of rehearsals leading up to the taping of an I Love Lucy episode and explores the dynamics of Lucy and Desi’s ultimately failed marriage.  

Being the Ricardos was not without controversy though as Lucille and Desi’s daughter, Lucie, pushed for a few ‘inaccurate’ scenes to be deleted from the film before it was released.

Exciting: The limited series is being produced by Nicole's production company, Blossom Films, alongside Big Little Lies collaborators Bruna Papandrea and David E. Kelley

Exciting: The limited series is being produced by Nicole’s production company, Blossom Films, alongside Big Little Lies collaborators Bruna Papandrea and David E. Kelley

Difficult: 'If they boo you, we're done,' says Bardem backstage as Desi as the tensions in their marriage come to surface

Difficult: ‘If they boo you, we’re done,’ says Bardem backstage as Desi as the tensions in their marriage come to surface

‘I mean, there are certain scenes that I wished hadn’t been in the feature film. I couldn’t get my way and have them taken out, but they weren’t accurate,’ she told Palm Springs Life.  

‘And I thought: ‘That shouldn’t be in there, because that never happened. That’s not true.’ And it’s not just theatrical license, it just wasn’t true. And the day they shot the scene, the sprinklers went off on the set and destroyed the whole set.’

Lucie contended that in the movie ‘stuff happens that week that didn’t happen altogether the way Aaron has written it.’ 

She also acknowledged: ‘I think they are accurate composites of these people. And what I’ve seen of it… I haven’t seen any of the rushes, but I was on the set for just two days. What I saw was extraordinarily classy and first rate.’ 

Drama: It's set over a week of rehearsals leading up to the taping of an I Love Lucy episode and explores the dynamics of Lucy and Desi's ultimately failed marriage

Drama: It’s set over a week of rehearsals leading up to the taping of an I Love Lucy episode and explores the dynamics of Lucy and Desi’s ultimately failed marriage

Opinion: Being the Ricardos was not without controversy though as Lucille and Desi's daughter, Lucie, pushed for a few 'inaccurate' scenes to be deleted

Opinion: Being the Ricardos was not without controversy though as Lucille and Desi’s daughter, Lucie, pushed for a few ‘inaccurate’ scenes to be deleted

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