has opened up her casting philosophy after she replaced in Being the Ricardos.
In a new interview with , the 54-year-old star revealed that she felt the casting change in the Amazon drama - directed by - happened for a reason.
The actress, who portrays the legendary comedian Lucille Ball in the movie, said, 'I feel like there's a sacred pact among us all — whoever gets something, that's where it was meant to land.'
The new Lucy: Nicole Kidman, 54, talked about replacing Cate Blanchett as the legendary Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos. Pictured at the movie's Australian premiere Dec 15, 2021
Blanchett, 52, had been a favorite to portray Ball in the biographical drama, which centers around the comedian's difficult personal and professional relationship with her husband, Desi Arnaz, played by Javier Bardem, as they film their hit sitcom I Love Lucy.
The Oscar-winning Australian actress ended up being cast in the role after Blanchett dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
Lucille and Desi Arnaz's daughter, Lucie Arnaz, who is an executive producer on the film, spoke about being 'devastated' when she learned that Blanchett left.
Replaced: Blanchett, 52, had been a favorite to portray Ball in the biographical drama but she dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Pictured at Venice Film Festival on Aug 31, 2018