Mot Morenzi Posted August 24, 2011 Report Share Posted August 24, 2011 As far as I'm aware, Vivian has only been depicted in the two Lucille Ball telefilms. Robin Pearson Rose played her in "Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter", and New Zealand actress Rebecca Hobbs played her in "Lucy" With all due respect to both actresses, neither were ideally cast as Vivian. Rose bore a fleeting resemblance to her and did have the voice, but only had about 5 minutes of screen-time so therefore didn't really get to do anything. Hobbs is a beautiful actress, but evoked no memory of Vivian in either looks, mannerisms or voice. Not meaning to sound too cynical, but I think because the project was outsourced to New Zealand, their casting requirements for bit parts was not too strict. Vance was only a supporting character in the film, and it shows in how they cast her (both films, actually). Hopefully one day we'll get to see an actress do Vivian proper justice, either in a new Lucy film or perhaps "The Vivian Vance Story"! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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