Desi Arnaz Got Emotional About His Final Scene With Lucille Ball
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Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball had a tumultuous relationship. Not only were they married in real life but they played husband and wife on television. Ultimately, working together and living together caused them to divorce in 1960. Before he died, Desi opened up about filming his final scene with Lucille.
They worked together in the iconic show I Love Lucy and The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour. After I Love Lucy ended in 1957, they created The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour to continue to work on TV. By the time they decided to divorce, they still worked together and ran Desilu Productions.
Desi Arnaz talks about his final scene with Lucille Ball
Desi admitted that their final scene together was very emotional. He shared, “Doing that last ‘Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour’ was not easy. We knew it was the last time we would be Lucy and Ricky. As fate would have it, the very last scene in that story called for a long clinch and a kiss-and-make-up ending.”
He continued, “As we got to it, we looked at each other, embraced and kissed. This was not just an ordinary kiss for a scene in a show. It was a kiss that would wrap up 20 years of love and friendship, triumphs and failures, ecstasy and sex, jealousy and regrets, heartbreaks and laughter… and tears.”
He said they both started crying when the scene was over. They knew it was both the end of their working and romantic relationships.
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