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Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball? Fans love Debra Messing
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Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball? Fans love Debra Messing

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With Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem reportedly being considered for movie roles as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, one name was on many people's minds: Debra Messing.

The "Will & Grace" actress has taken some time out from tweeting nonstop against President Trump to retweet dozens of people who think she would be perfect to play the comedienne in a planned Amazon Studios movie, "Being the Ricardos." The movie, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, follows a week in the life of "I Love Lucy" production, including a major fight that threatens to derail the Ball-Arnaz marriage, Deadline reported.

Ball and Arnaz eloped in 1940 and were married until 1960, when Ball successfully filed for divorce. It wasn't the first time: She had filed in 1944, but the couple reconciled, then welcomed two children. "I Love Lucy," with Ball as Lucy and Arnaz as Ricky, ran from 1951 to 1957, and Ball died in 1989.

Messing, 52, didn't so much argue for the role as she let her fans do the talking for her Monday, retweeting myriad people who remarked about how perfect she'd be as Lucy.

Actress and TV personality Valerie Bertinelli was among them, tweeting "Debra Messing was robbed" in response to the story about the rumored casting.

The reboot of "Will & Grace" aired its "We Love Lucy" episode this past April. In it, Messing's Grace argues that living with Will (Eric McCormack) is like Lucy living with Ricky, and the homage kicks off from there.

Messing engaged late Monday with user @Importantverbs, who tweeted, "Choosing to believe that @DebraMessing was unavailable or something." The actress replied, "Oh no, I'm available."

Here's more reaction from Twitter, which was ablaze with comments:

People also commented about 51-year-old Bardem being in the running to play Ricky and put Oscar Isaac's name out there as a younger option. Isaac, 41, will play Duke Leto Atreides in the upcoming film "Dune."


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