Wilmer Valderrama Reveals: I'm Playing Ricky Ricardo!

March 9, 2012 By:
Wilmer Valderrama Reveals: I'm Playing Ricky Ricardo!

Wilmer Valderrama stars in the TV series Awake and has had supporting roles in various projects, but he hasn’t stolen the show in a while. (Personally, I miss Yo Momma). But Wilmer is about to make a big comeback.

Hollyscoop talked to Valderrama about what sort of projects he has in the works, and he revealed a pretty epic role he’s about to take on:
“One of the characters that I would definitely love to play and I'm in the works of figuring it out…I definitely would love to play Desi Arnaz,” Wilmer revealed to Hollyscoop. “Yeah. I would like to play Desi Arnaz.”

Valderrama tried to play it cool, but it was too late. We asked him if he had anything in the works that involved him playing the I Love Lucy actor.

“There’s a, well, I’m not supposed to, okay. Now you already know,” Wilmer told us. “We’re working on something that hopefully you guys will hear about later.”

So far, his IMDB page is void of any Ricky Ricardo/Desi Arnaz credits, but we can’t wait to see what comes of this.

Valderrama talked about his new NBC mystery drama, Awake, saying: “I have to give a lot of credit to the show runners and the writers. They’ve found a very surgical way of really constructing the way we read the scripts to really understand where we are, at all times.”

Wilmer plays Detective Vega in the show, and his partner is Detective Isaiah ‘Bird’ Freeman, played by Steve Harris.