Being the Ricardos’ Javier Bardem Speaks Out About Casting Criticisms

December 16, 2021

Aaron Sorkin’s biopic Being the Ricardos, which chronicles a week in the life of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, was announced, fans of the trailblazing couple and devoted watchers and re-watchers of the beloved TV show I Love Lucy, all had unswayable opinions of who might be able to fill the shoes of the tremendous icons. As casting began, the critics simultaneously chimed in. With every role being announced, all the way to the trailer being revealed, the criticism persisted. Even when their own daughter, Lucie Arnaz, after seeing the film, declared, “It’s friggin’ amazing,” fans and critics still bucked the casting choices.

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