(CNN)According to Nicole Kidman, net backlash implicit her casting arsenic Lucille Ball successful "Being the Ricardos" astir made her measurement distant from the project.
But a high-profile protagonist helped person her to enactment on, Kidman told "Today.'
"[I'm] a quality being, truthful there's clip erstwhile you go, 'Gosh, possibly I'm not the close idiosyncratic for this,'" Kidman said. "That's wherever having idiosyncratic similar Aaron [Sorkin, who directed and wrote the biopic], who truly said astatine the beginning, helium was like, 'I'm not wanting a cleanable rendition oregon imitation of Lucy. No, no, no, no, no.'"
Kidman stars arsenic Ball other Javier Bardem arsenic Ball's hubby and "I Love Lucy" co-star, Desi Arnaz.
When quality archetypal broke that Kidman had been formed arsenic the legendary redheaded star, determination were plentifulness of radical who doubted she was the perfect choice.
However, Sorkin fto her cognize helium wanted idiosyncratic who could transmission the icon and subordinate to her experiences, which Kidman said she did.
"There's a country successful it wherever they say, 'You're 39, and that's it. It's benignant of implicit for you,'" Kidman said. "I cognize that feeling. I benignant of had that. And it was like, OK. Where tv abruptly opened a doorway for her, it opened a doorway for me. Around the aforesaid age, I was like, 'Gosh, that's benignant of ... I cognize that feeling truly deeply.'"
Kidman besides had the enactment of Lucie Arnaz, the girl of Ball and Arnaz.
Arnaz posted a video connected her Facebook leafage successful January saying that radical "should understand, we are not doing a remake of 'I Love Lucy.'"
"It's the communicative of Lucille Ball, my existent mother, not Lucy Ricardo, and her husband, Dezi Arnaz, my dad, not Ricky Ricardo," the younger Arnaz wrote. "There volition beryllium wit successful the film, but it is simply a communicative of the 2 of them and however they met and what went close with uncovering the show, what went wrong, their relationship, their emotion affair."
"Being the Ricardos" is streaming connected Amazon Prime.