Nicole Kidman is set to return to Australia to attend the premiere of her Oscar-buzz film Being the Ricardos
Nicole Kidman brings Lucille Ball to Australia.
The Oscar winner is set to walk the red carpet next month at the Sydney premiere of the highly anticipated biopic Being the Ricardos.
The 54-year-old will make her first public appearance since the Covid pandemic at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne on December 15.
Home for Christmas? Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman, 54, is expected to return to Australia next month to attend the premiere of her Oscar-buzz film Being the Ricardos
Nicole plays the late Hollywood star of the 30s, 40s and 50s in the film, which will be released on Amazon Prime Video on December 21.
Being the Ricardos has already received rave reviews after its first critical screening in the United States last week.
Nicole was present at the screening and roundtable with the film’s writer and director, Aaron Sorkin, and his co-star Javier Bardem.
Homebound: The Oscar winner will make her first public appearance since the Covid pandemic at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne on December 15
She said during the screening that she had “immense apprehension” about playing the star of I Love Lucy.
However, critics who saw the film were extremely impressed with Nicole’s performance, which is already generating buzz for the Oscars.
New York Times reporter Kyle Buchanan tweeted: “Lucy, you have a campaign to do: BEING THE RICARDOS performed well in its first screening, suggesting a strong awards contender.
“I bought Nicole more as an offscreen dramatic Lucy than a sitcom dynamo, but audiences ate her and Javier Bardem anyway.”
Coming soon: Nicole plays Lucille Ball, the late Hollywood star of the 30s, 40s and 50s, in Being the Ricardos, which hits Amazon Prime Video on December 21
Nicole credited Sorkin with encouraging her to play the role despite her reluctance.
She recalled, “I had a huge worry about a month ago, and Aaron must have called and emailed me saying, ‘You have this. “
“It was scary but incredibly exciting.”
Reluctance: Nicole said at a screening in the United States last week that she had “enormous apprehension” about playing the star of I Love Lucy. Photographed here on November 15, 2021, in Los Angeles