‘Being the Ricardos’ Actress Nicole Kidman Wishes Her Dad and Keith Urban Happy Father’s Day With Sweet Pics

by Jon D. B.
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It may come a few hours late, but it means no less! Being the Ricardos superstar Nicole Kidman is wishing her favorite two fathers a Happy Father’s Day with these loving images.

“Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and father figures out there. My love to these two fathers in particular. #USFathersDay,” Kidman posts to her official Instagram early Monday.

Within, she includes two images – one of herself with each respective father. The first image is of a young Nicole Kidman with her own father, the late Antony Kidman. Antony passed in 2014.

The second photo, of course, is of her husband and father to their children: country music icon Keith Urban. The pair are wonderful parents to their two daughters, Sunday and Faith.

The Being the Ricardos actress herself was born Nicole Mary Kidman on June 20, 1967 to mother Janelle Ann and father Anton Kidman. While she is known for her Australian heritage, Kidman was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii during her Australian parents’ student visa stays.

During his lifetime, Antony Kidman was a biochemist and clinical psychologist as well as an author – passing this love of storytelling on to his daughter. And as all Outsiders know, said daughter would go on to become one of the most prolific actresses of an entire generation.

As such, we’re set to see her portray another Hollywood icon, Lucille Ball, in the anticipated Being the Ricardos.

‘Being the Ricardos’ Sees Kidman Playing Lucille Ball, NOT Lucy Ricardo

The above headline proves how confusing the film’s title can be. But come Being the Ricardos release, fans will see Nicole Kidman portraying the life of Lucille Ball the genius, instead of a movie adaptation of I Love Lucy.

Javier Bardem stars as Desi Arnaz alongside her. While the film could not have secured two more talented actors, each has received their share of pushback over their casting.

Each actor is a clear ringer for their respective parts in their later years. Recently, however, PEOPLE cites that Bardem, in particular, has faced criticism for playing a Cuban-American while of Spanish descent.

Speaking to this in February, director Aaron Sorkin, 59, clarifies that both actors were cast with the pure talent of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz in mind. In no way are they to recreate I Love Lucy as a modern Hollywood film.

“I think that the people thought that we’ve cast them as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo,” Sorkin tells Entertainment Tonight. “The film takes place during a production week of I Love Lucy… A Monday table read to Friday audience taping, with a whole bunch of long flashbacks which are telling the story that got us here… And because there’s a table read, there’s rehearsals and then there’s tape night… We do see moments of them being Lucy and Ricky Ricardo.”

Regardless, fans are ecstatic to see Kidman portray Lucille Ball. Being the Ricardos hits Amazon Prime this year, though a release date is unknown.

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