Nicole Kidman reveals how she transformed herself into comedy legend Lucille Ball

Nicole Kidman has revealed how she transformed herself into comedy legend Lucille Ball for the new movie Being The Richardos.

The 54-year-old actress, who described Lucille Ball as “complicated,” said she would spend hours practicing her “voice” and “physical.”

“[It was a] ‘Hard work on the body, on the voice, on the movements, just learning the words,’ Nicole told the Daily Telegraph.

Transformation: Nicole Kidman, 54, (pictured) revealed how she transformed herself into comedy legend Lucille Ball for being Ricardos during an interview with the Daily Telegraph on Sunday

Nicole also teased that she was forced to do a lot of prep work for the role on Zoom due to the pandemic.

While the actress’ performance in Being The Ricardos attracted Oscar Paz, Nicole admitted that she didn’t realize how intense the role was before getting involved in the project.

“I’m glad I didn’t realize it,” said the star, “because it’s better not to know in advance what you’re going with anything in life.”

Preparation: '[It was a] Crazy hours of working hard on the physique, on the voice, on the movements, just learning the words,” Nicole said of preparing for the role.

Preparation: ‘[It was a] Crazy hours of working hard on the physique, on the voice, on the movements, just learning the words,” Nicole said of preparing for the role.

In fact, Nicole admitted that accepting roles “without thinking about it” is something she does quite often.

“I think I have a screw loose where I can’t go, ‘Yeah, be careful.’ I don’t have it, that’s not part of my makeup,” she admitted, likening her ‘ridiculous’ decision-making skills to those of a ‘teenager.’

Nicole returned to her native Australia last week ahead of the movie’s premiere in Sydney.

The Big Party: Nicole plays Lucille Ball in the upcoming biopic, which depicts the often complex relationship between real-life Hollywood couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, played by Javier Bardem, while filming the hit 1950s sitcom, I love Lucy.  Here: Lucy and Desi circa 1950s

The Big Party: Nicole plays Lucille Ball in the upcoming biopic, which depicts the often complex relationship between real-life Hollywood couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, played by Javier Bardem, while filming the hit 1950s sitcom, I love Lucy. Here: Lucy and Desi circa 1950s

Nicole plays Lucille Ball in the upcoming biopic, which depicts the often complex relationship between real-life Hollywood couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, played by Javier Bardem, while filming the hit 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy. .

Nicole, who appeared at the Deadline Contenders Film event in Los Angeles last month, admitted that she was apprehensive about taking on the role of such a lovable and iconic character.

I had a terrible fear a month ago, and [director] Aaron [Sorkin] She had to phone and email me saying, “I got this,” Variety reported.

Nerves: I got really scared about a month ago, and [director] Aaron [Sorkin] I had to phone and send me emails saying, "you have this,"She said, as reported by Variety.  See him here at Being The Ricardos

Nerves: I got really scared about a month ago, and [director] Aaron [Sorkin] She had to phone and email me saying, “I got this,” Variety reported. See him here at Being The Ricardos

During press interviews for the film earlier this month, Nicole revealed that she agreed to play the role after Aaron Sorkin asked her over Zoom.

“Yes, I’d do anything with you,” Nicole remembered replying while speaking on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Nicole also said that once she started studying Lucille she loved playing it because she was a physical comedian.

“You’re one of the best actors that ever lived,” Jamie told her. “You are great at everything.”

Nicole said: “I love acting. “I am very fortunate to be able to do what I love to do.”

Star: Nicole said

Star: “I love acting,” Nicole said. “I am very fortunate to be able to do what I love to do.” Here: At the screening of Being The Ricardos this month in Los Angeles

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