Debra Messing Fans Lobby for Lucille Ball Role After Learning Nicole Kidman Got It
Writer/director Aaron Sorkin is bringing another fact based drama titled 'Being the Ricardos' to Amazon. It's the story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Per Deadline, Sorkin has a star-studded cast coming with him. Nicole Kidman will play Lucille Ball in the film (taking over for Cate Blanchett, originally attached to it), and Javier Bardem will play Desi Arnaz. After the announcement on Monday, fans took to Twitter to say that actress Debra Messing would be the perfect choice to bring the comedy legend to life, not Kidman. "The insanity of not casting @DebraMessing to play Lucille Ball is head-scratching for this project. They got some 'splainin' to do." Debra Messing practically has an audition reel for the role, as "Will & Grace" took a deep dive into the world of the Ricardos as part of their final season, which wrapped only last year. Even some of her celebrity friends had her back, with Valerie Bertinelli tweeting, "Debra Messing was robbed." When someone suggested Kristen Johnston was the obvious choice, the "3rd Rock from the Sun" star hilariously replied, "I’d go with Messing." Sometimes you don't get the job you feel you deserve. "Being the Ricardos” has no release date yet, and most productions are on hold in Hollywood due to the pandemic. Who is your pick to play Lucille Ball? Nicole Kidman or Debra Messing?