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Alia Shawkat is effortlessly cool at the NYC premiere of Being The Ricardos

Alia Shawkat is effortlessly cool in a cropped tuxedo jacket and patent platforms as she attends the NYC premiere of Being The Ricardos


Alia Shawkat looked effortlessly cool as she hit the red carpet at the New York City premiere of Being The Ricardos on Thursday night.

The 32-year-old actress rocked a chic cropped tuxedo jacket paired with some patching high-waisted trousers while posing for shutterbugs ahead of the screening.

Shawkat stars in upcoming Amazon Studios feature alongside Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem, who portray Hollywood power couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

Effortless: Alia Shawkat looked effortlessly cool as she hit the red carpet at the New York City premiere of Being The Ricardos on Thursday night 

The Riverside, California-born actress had her black locks neatly styled to the side and added height to her petite frame with a pair of black patent leather platforms. 

Shawkat plays the role of writer Madelyn Pugh in Being The Ricardos, which also features J.K Simmons and Nina Arianda portraying William Frawley and Vivian Vance, the actors who played Fred and Ethel on the iconic sitcom.

The biographical drama from writer-director Aaron Sorkin examines a week in which Ball and Arnaz dealt with personal and professional crisis amid their run atop TV, as they ‘are threatened by shocking personal accusations, a political smear, and cultural taboos,’ according to the studio synopsis.

Sorkin chat with The Hollywood Reporter last month about the existing passion people have for the show, which initially ran from 1951-1957.

‘As word got out that I was doing this, what I discovered is that there are people who are really passionate about I Love Lucy,’ he said. ‘For me, it’s nostalgic. I remember watching I Love Lucy reruns when I was home sick from school.

Chic silhouette: The 32-year-old actress rocked a chic cropped tuxedo jacket paired with some patching high-waisted trousers while posing for shutterbugs ahead of the screening

Chic silhouette: The 32-year-old actress rocked a chic cropped tuxedo jacket paired with some patching high-waisted trousers while posing for shutterbugs ahead of the screening 

Premiere-ready: The Riverside, California-born actress had her black locks neatly styled to the side and added height to her petite frame with a pair of black patent leather platforms

Premiere-ready: The Riverside, California-born actress had her black locks neatly styled to the side and added height to her petite frame with a pair of black patent leather platforms 

‘It’s not a show that if we took a fresh look at today, we’d think was funny, I don’t think. But there are people who consider those four people their best friends.’

Ball and Arnaz’s daughter Lucie Arnaz, who is an executive producer on the project, opened up about the family’s endorsement of the film in a statement earlier the year.

‘We felt exploring that relationship could be an enlightening challenge,’ Arnaz said this past March. ‘We asked Amazon for the best and we got it with every hire. Aaron Sorkin has not told this tale as a “cradle to grave” biopic. 

‘Instead, he’s chosen to illuminate a snippet of time during an incredibly intense period of their show’s enduring success. The casting choices have all been inspired and Desi and I are so looking forward to seeing what this impressive group of actors make of Sorkin’s delicious script.’

Being the Ricardos is slated to debut in select theaters December 10 and on Prime Video December 21. 

Memorable: The actress is best known for her roles on Arrested Development and Search Party

Memorable: The actress is best known for her roles on Arrested Development and Search Party

Mingling: The actress shared a laugh with costars J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda and Nicole Kidman at the screening

Mingling: The actress shared a laugh with costars J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda and Nicole Kidman at the screening 

Cast: Shawkat plays the role of writer Madelyn Pugh in the motion picture

Cast: Shawkat plays the role of writer Madelyn Pugh in the motion picture 

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