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Nicole Kidman Insisted on Zac Efron Pee Scene in 'Paperboy'

Nicole Kidman Insisted on Zac Efron Pee Scene in 'Paperboy'

Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron‘s scene in which she pees on him in their new film The Paperboy has been one of the hottest stories from the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

The film’s director Lee Daniels sat down with GQ to talk about the scene and other controversial moments in his work.

On why the pee scene was necessary: “Well, I got nervous at the end, after we shot it. So I called Nicole. First of all, it was really hard to shoot. It was the third day. The first scene we shot was the sex scene with John [Cusack and Kidman]. I like to get that right out of the way. The second day was the telepathic sex scene in the prison. And the third day of shooting was the piss scene. But, when right before I sent it off to Cannes, I called Nicole at three in the morning. I said, “Nicole, I can’t do it, I’ve gone too far. I can’t put that scene in the movie.” She said, “Lee, you made me pee on Zac Efron, if you don’t put that in the movie, you’re out of your freakin’ mind. I did it! I did it!” She said, “No way, you’re out of your mind.” So we put it in. That was the one where I thought, “Oh… No…” When you’re doing the script it makes sense, when you’re shooting it, it makes sense, but then you see the totality and you’re like, “Woah. Woah.”"

On Zac’s reactions while filming the scene: “And if you could have watched Zac’s face: He’s supposed to be passed out and [while she's peeing] he’s just got this smile on his face. I’m like, “Zac, pretend like you’re dead!” And he’s just got this crazy smile on his face. The whole thing’s crazy.”

On Zac’s scenes in just his tightie whities: “I was just like, how can I make him look ugly? I couldn’t. Matthew [McConaughey] is handsome, at least, is older, so I could rough him up, but fucking Zac? It was hard. I kept twisting the camera but he always looked good. The tightie whities?”

FYI: In the scene, Nicole‘s character pees on Zac‘s character after he is stung by a jellyfish while swimming in the ocean.

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114 Responses to “Nicole Kidman Insisted on Zac Efron Pee Scene in 'Paperboy'”

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  1. 1
    ColinG Says:

    WTF did i just read…sounds hot

  2. 2
    Kary Says:

    this will be a must-see moment… it sound hilarious… Nic is an excellent actress… so she loves the challenges!!!

  3. 3
    Lana Says:

    I am pretty sure I am going to laugh my ass off at that scene.

  4. 4
    yes!!! Says:

    I am pretty sure that Zac did an amazing job!! i am so proud of him!!!

  5. 5
    maire Says:

    “Zac, pretend like you’re dead!” And he’s just got this crazy smile on his face. The whole thing’s crazy. lol hahahaha

  6. 6
    A. OK Says:

    Sounds like a great movie , Zac is getting very good reviews.

  7. 7
    tj20 Says:

    lmao i need to see this movie

  8. 8
    amelia25 Says:

    Beautiful Zac!

  9. 9
    jimmy Says:

    i like that position, its too bad zac had to get pissed on. her thighs are real thick

  10. 10
    ha ha Says:

    wth is she doing, so funny the guy next to her totally ignoring or sleeping, like she’s just another nut on the train

  11. 11
    kami Says:

    “Zac definitely outshines all the other stars in PAPERBOY”

    and

    “CANNES: THE PAPERBOY last movie – should have been trashier – amazingly Zac Efron gives the best performance in it. Southern Fried Sleaze.”
    ——————————————————————
    just the kind of movie i love–southern fried sleaze.

  12. 12
    WOW! Says:

    @jimmy: JUST SHUT YOUR STINK MOUTH!… YOUR ******* IS THICK *****!

  13. 13
    Barbara Says:

    how funny that gets talked about more then Kidman love scenes with ZAC. am sorry but the pee scene doesn’t turn me on at all. in fact its disgusting to say the least. if the sex scene with her and ZAC gets talked about more maybe i be interested in this movie. =/

  14. 14
    @Barbara Says:

    The pee scene isn’t suppose to “turn you on”, idiot. He got a jellyfish sting.

  15. 15
    rj Says:

    What’s next? You really don’t have to piss on anyone. All they have to do is give the viewers imagimation of her peeing. Movie makers often time goes too far, thinking viewers are brain dead. For this reason, I will never watch this movie.

  16. 16
    Marina Says:

    @rj: Do your really that it counts if you watch the movie or not? No, it doesn’t. Every single detail of such a movie is written in the contracts they have to sign. No matter how nice or maybe disgusting something might be, it’s in the contract and with the sign the actor/actress accepts it.

    All people out there think being an actor is a funny and relaxing job, well it’s exactly opposite. A day on a set takes at least 12 – 14 hours, usually more than that and after the shooting it’s not over because then they have to prepare for the next day. What actors and actress have to do is often a torture for their bodies. No matter if they have to gain weight and then lose it in a very short period, like Zellweger and Bale had to for their roles. Put on muscle mass like Zac had to do for The Lucky One or Hugh Jackman for his role as Wolverine. They don’t get much sleep during a shooting, that’s the next.

    They don’t have the funny life that everybody thinks they have.
    As far as I remember Matthew McConaughey had to eat mud for his other movie that is in competition in Cannes, also nothing funny but he had to do. It always depends if the actor/actress wants the role, if yes then they have to do what the directors and productions companies demand from them and if not then they can go and will be replaced. That’s the life.

  17. 17
    Iz Says:

    BUT I wonder how did they really do that scene? Because of course she could have not piss on him.

  18. 18
    Rachel Says:

    Read that the cast did a great job, hence can’t wait to see ‘The Paperboy’!

  19. 19
    bluenightfox Says:

    In this pic Nicole looks a bit like Lindsey Lohan….

  20. 20
    Dieter Says:

    Nicole has so much class and is such a devoted actress. If you need to pee, you need to pee !!!!

  21. 21
    Rachel Says:

    About the standing ovation Paperboy got in the evening that day :

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/celebrities/kidman-dry-eyed-as-paperboy-gets-standing-ovation-at-cannes-co-star-efron-brought-to-tears/2012/05/27/gJQAOD2utU_story.html

  22. 22
    Roger Says:

    The standing ovation for ‘The Paperboy’ was the longest of the Festival this year : 16 minutes of applause!
    From Pete Hammond (Deadline) :
    ‘Cannes Festival director Thierry Fremaux told people associated with the film that (despite some blistering reviews) it received the longest sustained applause of any film in Cannes this year (clocked at 16 minutes, far ahead of every other film to date and comparable to what Drive got last year).’
    http://www.deadline.com/2012/05/mcconaughey-and-witherspoon-debut-mud-did-cannes-save-one-of-the-best-for-last/

  23. 23
    A. OK Says:

    Let’s end the speculation here and now. In an interview at Cannes with Macy Grey , when asked , Zac teases at first then says , “No , she didn’t really do it”.(about Nicole Kidman peeing on him)
    Zac seems to be so honest and sincere in his interviews here. It is like he grew up since The Lucky One. He sounds more like an adult actor , instead of a horn dog teenager going for headlines.

  24. 24
    KN Says:

    I feel like every movie Nicole chooses, every role is with an “award” in mind. Not saying she is not a good actress, she is, but I think she needs, wants, desires award-love for validation, think it means alot to her.

  25. 25
    PPlease Says:

    @KN , you are absolutely right. But, Nicole is a brave actress.

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