Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in writer-director Aaron Sorkin's film.
"I think Aaron took a real risk and a bet on me and I just did not want to let him down," said Kidman.
Their sitcom, "I Love Lucy," is a major hit. But will it all come tumbling down if America thinks Lucy is a communist? As they wait to see if this news ignites or fizzles, they still have a show to produce. And these two stars were groundbreakers!
"I think he was a very powerful person and very creative and very revolutionary in terms of creating a new landscape for the TV world," said Bardem.
Another Oscar winner, J.K. Simmons, plays Lucy and Ricky's best friend and neighbor, the curmudgeonly Fred Mertz. His character's on-screen wife, Ethel, was played by Vivian Vance.
"He and Vivian couldn't stand each other. That was very mutual and he was known to, you know, have a drink or two. But he, by God, was a professional who showed up and did his job and created a character that's, you know, iconic in the history of American television," said Simmons.
Tony Hale, who plays "I Love Lucy" writer and producer Jeff Oppenheimer, is a real life Lucy fan.
"For a comic actor, her fluidity, and she never pushed the comedy and it was just this very organic way she did it. It was such a gift to watch," said Hale.
"Being the Ricardos" hits theaters on Friday, Dec. 10 and goes to Prime Video Dec. 21.