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Nicole Kidman’s mum Janelle and husband Keith Urban proudly gush over her performance in new film

Nicole Kidman’s mother Janelle and husband Keith Urban proudly gush over her performance in her new film Being The Ricardos


Nicole Kidman is portraying one of the most iconic TV stars of all-time, Lucille Ball, in her new highly anticipated film, Being The Ricardos.

And on Wednesday, the actress’ husband Keith Urban and mother Janelle gushed over her performance in the Aaron Sorkin directed outing. 

During the Sydney premiere on Wednesday, Keith told The Daily Telegraph: ‘It is inspiring really because it has been a really challenging role for her.’

Proud: Nicole Kidman’s mother Janelle and husband Keith Urban (pictured) proudly gushed over her performance in her new film Being The Ricardos on Wednesday

‘I think getting past the concept of it being this impersonation, which it isn’t meant to be, it is her portraying this extraordinary woman’s life on screen and that is what she does so well.’

Meanwhile, mother Janelle also said she ‘couldn’t be prouder’ and is looking forward to watching Nicole’s new film.

‘She has done 65 movies I heard the other day. I am looking forward to seeing this. We have got everybody together for Christmas,’ she said.

During the Sydney premiere on Wednesday, Keith told The Daily Telegraph : 'It is inspiring really because it has been a really challenging role for her'

During the Sydney premiere on Wednesday, Keith told The Daily Telegraph : ‘It is inspiring really because it has been a really challenging role for her’

The film is based on a true story and is centred around Lucille (played by Kidman) and her husband Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) as they face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.

Nicole recently revealed that director Aaron Sorkin asked her over Zoom if she would be interested in playing Lucille Ball for the movie.

‘Yes, I would love to do anything with you,’ the actress remembered replying while promoting the film on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

'I am looking forward to seeing this': Janelle also said she 'couldn't be prouder' and is looking forward to watching Nicole's new film

‘I am looking forward to seeing this’: Janelle also said she ‘couldn’t be prouder’ and is looking forward to watching Nicole’s new film

Nicole also said once she started to study Lucille that she loved playing her because she was such a physical comedian.

She said after she read the script she was completely consumed and captivated by the story of Lucille and Desi Arnaz.

She also said that Aaron was specific that he didn’t want her to do an impersonation of Lucille Ball, which was not something she was interested in doing. 

Storyline: The film is based on a true story and centres around Lucille (played by Kidman) and her husband Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) as they face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage

Storyline: The film is based on a true story and centres around Lucille (played by Kidman) and her husband Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) as they face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage

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