Lucille Ball’s Daughter, Lucie Arnaz, Addresses Her Thoughts on ‘Being the Ricardos’

by Jonathan Howard

There has been a lot of criticism and things said about Being the Ricardos. However, we now have the daughter of Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, and her official word on the film.

The daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz has waited to say anything about the film about her parents’ lives. As two of America’s biggest stars, there are a lot of folks with strong feelings about the two of them. So, when criticism of Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem came out, it wasn’t surprising.

However, the criticism came far too early. Now that the film has been out for eyes to see, it is clear the choice to cast Kidman and Bardem was the right one. Lucie Arnaz has now given her thoughts on the matter. Although they aren’t completely her thoughts.

Check out the Instagram post below and see what she posted along with her take on the film.

“I have waited and waited to print something to fully address Being the Ricardos,” Arnaz started her caption. “This morning I read a review from Michael Thomas Mooney that says exactly how I feel, so I respectfully reprint it here. This is the truth about this film, if you come to it without prejudices. Thank you, Michael T.”

The daughter of Lucille Ball would know better than anyone on this matter. However, it appears that Mr. Mooney has her covered this time.

Daughter of Lucille Ball Endorses Glowing Review of ‘Being the Ricardos’

One thing is for sure, Arnaz is very happy with how the Aaron Sorkin film turned out. The Mooney review lays things out simply, but pointedly. Getting the point across that the work done on the film was done well. It is not a documentary but an examination of their life in a certain time frame.

“To those who asked me what I thought of Being the Ricardos,” the review began. “Please excuse the delay: I liked it. I liked it a lot. It is a complicated film for fans because Sorkin takes liberties with facts, dates, language, and some characters – the stuff superfans love… Nicole Kidman is perfectly cast (yes, perfectly) because she is an ACTOR. She delves into Ball’s complex psyche, while still presenting a semblance of the vocal and physical woman we saw on television. This is the craft of acting at its peak. Ditto Bardem as Desi.”

From Lucille Ball’s daughter and Mooney’s point of view, the casting couldn’t have been better. It really does show what folks think matters aesthetically versus what the talent on the screen should be. This wasn’t a look-a-like competition, but a film that needed great acting.