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  • -Welcome back. We're hanging out with

  • the one and only Nicole Kidman!

  • Oh, my goodness.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • You're playing Lucille Ball

  • in this new movie. -Yes.

  • -Now, this is -- How do you go about this?

  • It is an impression? No.

  • You can't do an impression.

  • -I mean, when Aaron originally approached me, he was like,

  • "I do not want you to do an impersonation of her,"

  • which, thank God, because I can't.

  • I wouldn't be able to.

  • So, he said, "I really want to discov--"

  • I mean, it's about this marriage and Desi and Lucille.

  • And I call her Lucille so that you really can

  • sort of understand that it's not the "I Love Lucy" show.

  • -Yeah, there are two -- the way you did it,

  • like, "I Love Lucy" is one character

  • and then Lucille Ball is --

  • -Yeah, and Lucille Ball always said

  • she as a woman was not funny.

  • And you would be able to attest to this --

  • comedy is hard.

  • [ Laughter ] -Oh!

  • I thought you were gonna say...

  • [ Laughter and applause ]

  • -What did you think? -I don't care.

  • I mean -- I mean --

  • Yes, comedy is definitely hard. Yeah.

  • -Very hard. -Yes.

  • -But -- -And it ain't funny right now.

  • -Oh! What are you talking about?!

  • -Oh, no. [ Laughter ]

  • -But she was one of the best physical comedians.

  • -Yeah, and I mean, for me as an actor,

  • and primarily a dramatic actor, I was like, "Oh, my God.

  • How do you do this?" and...

  • -You nailed it. -When I started to study her,

  • I was like, "oh, I love playing this woman,"

  • because the physical comedy and the movement of the body

  • and being able to release into that as an actor

  • is something I've never done.

  • -What you did on it that was fantastic

  • is that you do Lucy when the show is on

  • and your voice is higher, and you -- "Ricky!"

  • and you're doing this whole -- -Waaaah!

  • -Yes. Oh, my God. [ Laughter ]

  • That is that.

  • Waaah! And that's what she does.

  • -Waaah! Waaah! -And in real life -- yeah.

  • And in real life when she talks, she's a smoker --

  • smoked a lot. -She had a very deep voice.

  • She was a heavy smoker. -Yeah.

  • I say it when you're not here,

  • but I'll say it when you're here --

  • you're one of the best actors that ever lived; I love you.

  • -No. -Yes, you're amazing.

  • Everything you're in, I absolutely buy it.

  • Hook, line, and sinker, I'm in. I always go -- You are amazing

  • in every single thing. -I love it. I love acting.

  • I'm very privileged to be able to do what I love doing.

  • -You're fantastic. And please keep doing it.

  • I want to show everyone a clip. Here's Nicole Kidman

  • as Lucille Ball in "Being the Ricardos."

  • Take a look.

  • -Act one, interior,

  • the Ricardos' living room, night.

  • -Excuse me. Donald. -Y-Yes.

  • -Good morning. I'm Lucille Ball.

  • -I sure know that, Lucy. -I wanted to make sure

  • because you haven't been here in a while.

  • Is it because you've been going through puberty?

  • -I look young, yes, but I went through it a long time ago.

  • And I haven't been here because

  • I've been directing at "Danny Thomas."

  • -With the Communist kid? [Bleep] off.

  • -Jesus Christ. -You don't have to [bleep] off,

  • but you do need to know that Danny does jokes --

  • few people do it better -- I do physical comedy.

  • -I've seen every episode of the show.

  • -So have 60 million other people.

  • Are none of them professional television directors?

  • -She's kidding. -I can tell.

  • -I'm hazing you a little, Donald.

  • It's just my way of saying

  • I have no confidence in you at all.

  • -That's it. Nicole Kidman, everybody.

  • "Being the Ricardos" is in theaters December 10th

  • and available on Prime Video December 21st.

  • More "Tonight Show" after the break.

-Welcome back. We're hanging out with

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Nicole Kidman Explores the Two Sides of Playing Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos | Tonight Show

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