Tony Hale has long been a fan of Lucille Ball; he believes her comic genius is on par with the legends of cinema. You can find Hale starring in the Aaron Sorkin film Being the Ricardos from Amazon Studios. This film takes you behind the scenes into what could have been the making of the historic I Love Lucy series.
Hale speaks with Noel T. Manning II on Open Dialogue about favorite scenes from the TV show, the scenes he’s happy made the final cut of the film, and what it’s like to work with Aaron Sorkin.
You know Lucy and Ricky. Now it’s time to meet Lucille and Desi. Here’s a special teaser from Being the Ricardos. Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) are threatened by shocking personal accusations, a political smear and cultural taboos in Academy Award®-winning writer and director Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama “Being the Ricardos.” A revealing glimpse of the couple’s complex romantic and professional relationship, the film takes audiences into the writers’ room, onto the soundstage and behind closed doors with Ball and Arnaz during one critical production week of their groundbreaking sitcom I Love Lucy.
In theaters December 10th and on Prime Video December 21st, 2021.
Noel T. Manning is a member of the CCA, SEFCA and the NCFCA and is also the host of the television program and radio show Meet Me at the Movies. He’s the founder of the Real to Reel Film Fest and is an adjunct professor of film studies. When he’s not embracing mainstream, indie, international, documentary or art films, he’s digging into the world of cinema by chatting with principle individuals involved in various aspects of the filmmaking industry.
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