While responding to criticism about why he chose Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem for the lead roles in Being the Ricardos, Aaron Sorkin said in an interview that a sequel to The Social Network could happen.
Aaron Sorkin, to The Hollywood Reporter in the interviewThe reason for the roles of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Nicole Kidman and Javier BardemHe made a statement about his choice of. Fans of the TV series I Love Lucy criticized Sorkin’s casting because Kidman did not look like Lucille Ball. Responding to these criticisms, Aaron Sorkin said that he didn’t consider whether Kidman looked like Ball during the casting and said, “I wanted Kidman to play the character in the script before trying to imitate the real Lucille Ball.”
Regarding the making and casting of the movie, Sorkin said: “The making of this movie took place during the pandemic and when we met Nicole, Javier and everyone else on Zoom it was very clear to them that I didn’t want the physical looks or voices of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to be imitated. I expressed it somehow. Before the first rehearsal, I used to write to them every day, ‘Just look at playing the characters in the script’. I knew Nicole had been working on Lucy’s voice for a while and I wanted to relieve her of that burden.”
Starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos will air on Amazon Prime Video on December 21.
Aaron Sorkin also responded to criticism for Spanish actor Javier Bardem’s portrayal of a Cuban. Stating that he worked with a Latino actor consultant on the film, Sorkin said that he did not want to use this as a reason and added: “I want to tell you my true opinion on this matter and I am completely behind it. You cannot play a Spanish or Cuban person. The same goes for homosexual and heterosexual roles. There are currently comments that only gay actors should play gay characters. I disagree with that, as I said, the words “gay” and “straight” are not animated words. You can pretend you’re attracted to someone, but you can’t play the word “gay.”
In the same interview, Sorkin, who also made statements about a possible sequel to The Social Network, said the following: possible to tell.” In addition, Aaron Sorkin said that if The Social Network wrote the script for the sequel, he would not be working with any director other than David Fincher.
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