Lucie Arnaz settles the Nicole Kidman vs. Debra Messing casting choice in Lucy/Desi biopic

Apr 30, 2021 07:02

Since ONTD has been wondering what on earth production was thinking with these casting choices....

Lucie Arnaz, Lucy and Desi Arnaz's daughter, addressed this topic in two posts from her official facebook page.

In this first video post back in January, Lucie addressed specifically why Nicole Kidman was chosen over Debra Messing:

Lucie's video from FB page )

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sassandthecity April 30 2021, 11:22:01 UTC
An Aaron Sorkin take on Lucille Ball is not needed because it's probably going to be about how Desi is the person who taught Lucy how to be funny.

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ljtryout April 30 2021, 12:01:55 UTC
tbh, i don't wanna see that either. I've seen Debra's take and i liked it a lot.

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amor143x April 30 2021, 15:21:52 UTC
I haven't seen these episodes. Literally no one will compare to Lucille Ball. It's just hard to watch because I've seen these episodes sooooooo many times and all I can see was how she isn't Lucy. Something about her inflections/voice are way off to me, but she was ok I guess lol

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maynard18 April 30 2021, 15:41:07 UTC
Yup, agreed. I have watched I Love Lucy episodes a million times and I wasn't impressed by Debra Messing. It felt too over the top like you can tell this is Debra Messing trying to be Lucy Ricardo.

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beysactingcoach April 30 2021, 11:28:13 UTC
Please add a cut to this post, OP

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honeebs April 30 2021, 11:29:20 UTC
Does she bring in? This

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stf_ugh April 30 2021, 11:35:16 UTC
I love Our Nicole but like...lmao I can’t see how she’s going to pull the slapstick stuff off soz Nic.

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xtinkerbellax April 30 2021, 11:39:38 UTC
Guess we'll see, I do think physical resemblance isn't as important if the person can get the mannerisms down, and I do think Messing might have been a bit too caricature-ish. I don't have any kind of nostalgic attachment to this show or the people though.

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caitiecait April 30 2021, 11:45:30 UTC
My problem with Nicole is that she always looks like a caricature of herself. The work to her face is very distracting

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green_monsterx April 30 2021, 11:56:37 UTC
I agree. It was hard to watch her in the undoing for me, tbh. Her face just looks so off and tight and puffy, and for someone heralded as this phenomenal actress, she can no longer emote. She just makes her eyes wide and watery and quivers her lip

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miwa201 April 30 2021, 12:46:22 UTC
agreed, it was so hard to watch her on the undoing (then again that show was simply hard to get through)

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