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‘Being the Ricardos’ Director Aaron Sorkin Defends Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem Amid Casting Controversy

The Staying the Ricardos cast has gotten some flack. Although the motion picture doesn’t come out until December, the general public commentary encompassing the Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz biopic is that Debra Messing should have performed Lucy, not Nicole Kidman. Messing and Ball appear so equivalent, people today on-line say, it must have been an clear casting choice. Remaining the Ricardos author and director Aaron Sorkin commented on the criticism of his casting decisions in a modern interview. And he’s not sweating the criticism.

(L-R): Aaron Sorkin, Javier Bardem, Nina Arianda, J.K. Simmons, and  Nicole Kidman from Amazon Studios' 'Being the Ricardos.' They stand side-by-side in front of a dark grey backdrop with red, white, and yellow text on it.

Aaron Sorkin, Javier Bardem, Nina Arianda, J.K. Simmons, and Nicole Kidman | Amy Sussman/Getty Photos for Deadline

Aaron Sorkin defends his ‘Being the Ricardos’ forged

Staying the Ricardos follows one 7 days of output of I Enjoy Lucy. And it’s a especially tense 7 days for the popular couple. Established in the McCarthyism era, Ball is dealing with accusations of getting a communist, which threatens the iconic sitcom. She and Arnaz are also going via marital difficulties.

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