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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.

For more from Lee, visit GQ.com!

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  • just a thought

    correction; NK didn’t say ‘friggin’, just ‘I did it!’.

  • http://@temporaryhermit Beate

    Initially I only read the article because it was about Nicole Kidman, and she usually does interesting things. (When I first saw a picture of her, I did not consider her especially beautiful, but she became more beautiful with every movie I watched, which probably means she is a really good actress).
    If everybody talks about the ‘piss scene’, whose fault is it? The director’s, Nicole Kidman’s, or the public’s? I would have to see it in context to know if it’s important to the movie, or not.
    Concerning ‘real’ – there seems to be a tendency in movies to get back to the ‘real’ thing, as opposed to CGI, because apparently it always looks more convincing. Is seeing people pee actually so disgusting? I remember that when I was young many people found sex scenes generally disgusting. And what about stunt people risking a lot without ever becoming rich of famous? Shouldn’t their scenes be replaced by hints or CGI? But then, if they chose to live that life, I think it’s okay. On the other hand, I was really impressed by ‘Gilmore girls’ being about sex a lot of the time with showing so little that it was not rated at all – most of it was in the dialogues, so only those who were supposed to get got it. Like when I was a child, an didn’t get it.

    I agree that actors should not be pressured into having to do anything they really do not want to do (but in my view, this also should apply to porn actors, and I cannot view porn as anything ‘real’). I once felt quite upset when I read a comment by a fan stating that an actor, just because of being an actor, has to do (or take off) all kinds of things – in my view it should be up to the actor. (And the people watching movies, – nobody should, of course, be forced to watch a movie. Once a scene from a horror movie shown at a school party bothered me for a long time, along with one I came across when switching channels).
    But with Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron being so famous, I assume they had a choice. So all that should matter is if the scene makes sense within the movie (I remember hearing stories about soldiers in WWII peeing on each other’s wound because pee is supposed to clean wounds of germs). (With so much violence shown in all kinds of movies, does a pee scene really matter?)

    to @A.OK. – I do not mind Barbara’s comment as such, only her reaction on the comments on her comment – she is the one who started being harteful, after just being corrected, not insulted.

  • A. OK

    @Beate I understand what you are saying, I try to understand what everyone is saying.

  • Barbara

    @Beate:

    oh really and just how my comment was hurtful by thinking about someone peeing on someone was nasty. let me ask you something do you like getting peed on? if so thats says a whole lot about your mindset too.

  • Barbara

    and calling me an idiot that’s was “correctly” me. no that sounded like an insult to me. if you think calling people names is suppose to correct them them you are mistaken honey.

  • Barbara

    and i only reacted negatively after someone reacted negatively towards me for stating my opinion. am sorry but am not going to allow others to be hurtful towards me and not react to it. my philosophy is you give respect to get respect. if that person didn’t like what i said they should’ve kept their mouth shut if they didn’t have anything positive to say.

  • just a thought

    @Barbara:

    It is unfortunate that so many commenters will always attack another commenter, simply because they don’t like the opinion ventured, unable to debate, or even argue, the points put forward. Simple knee-jerks.

    Even this comment of mine will surely be thumbed down; it is mental laziness.

  • nodoubt

    It’s not laziness. If it walks like skeptic, squawks like a skeptic, then it’s a skeptic. No matter how much you and ”Barbara” try to pretend you aren’t.

  • Barbara

    @nodoubt:

    whatever am going to have a damn opinion whether you agree or not. and if everyone had the same opinion the world would be boring. so if am a skeptic well maybe i am. i have every right to be dealing with people like you in the world. and being a ZAC fan doesn’;t mean that i have to like every single movie he does nor do i have to like the elements in the movies.

  • nodoubt

    Don’t waste your breath trying to convince me of anything. You nuts are a joke and life is passing you by with every second you choose to live in hate.

  • Barbara

    @nodoubt:

    am not your not worth convincing. keep on living in fantasy land and delusion. i couldn’t care less. but am going to have an opinion whether you like it or not. am not hare to convince you or anyone else who have your heads in their butts.

  • Barbara

    and your nuts if you can’t except different opinions that are different from yours. you the one that need the help not me darling.

  • just a thought

    @nodoubt:

    @nodoubt:

    To use Nicole’s adjective, YOU are a “freakin” pain in the “freakin” butt with your “freakin” eternal “freakin” cr*p about “freakin” ‘skeptics’ and “freakin” “haters”, your “freakin” obsession with EVERYONE who posts something that you don’t “freakin” like for whatever “freakin” dumb “freakin” juvenile “freakin” tiresome “freakin” reason!!!!!! You are NOT the “freakin” moderator … you are a “freakin” stalking harassing “freakin” lowlife; one guess: “freakin” S “freakin” M.

    “freakin” just disappear; you have tried to “freakin” rule this roost for years: “freakin” enough already!!! “freakin” JERK. SO over YOU!! You are the “freakin” rot on the NK threads.

  • just a thought

    @nodoubt:

    YOU are the one that is filled with HATE!

    get it? loser

  • Observer

    @Barbara, you said ‘I’m sorry but the pee scene doesn’t turn me on at all” . The commenter after you said it wasn’t suppose to turn anyone on. Zac’s character gets a jellyfish sting. In the book, there is a group of college girls arguing about which one gets to pee on him (because Zac’s character is kind of a sleezebag). In the movie, Nicole burst though the group of girls and says “if anyone’s gonna pee on him, it’s going to be me’. Maybe the makes more sense in perspective. It’s definitely not suppose to be a turn on but it’s a funny scene in the book.

  • Layer Cake

    Facts don’t mean much to several people who post here. Neither does reality or common sense.

  • Barbara

    @Observer:

    OKAY whatever the person was right for calling me an idiot and am wrong for defending myself. my mistake everyone is smart and am the damn idiot for not liking the pee scene.

  • Barbara

    i apologize for not going along with everyone here. excuse me for being a dAMN INDIVIDUAL.

  • Barbara

    you know what am done goodbye everyone enjoy kidman pissing on zac. maybe someone will actually move their bowels on him too. and i hope you enjoying seeing that too. am done you all disgust me.

  • Barbara

    and give a thumbs down I DONT FREAKING CARE.

  • Barbara

    to the ones are insulted me and the ones who don’t understand when i’ve been insulted. you all are some nasty bastards i swear. and i mean that both literally and figuratively. so have A POOP AND PEE GOOD TIME. and won’t you all swim in your bowel movements and urine since you like that so much. crazy stans.

  • Barbara

    NASTY A** LOSERS. BOWEL MOVEMENT URINE LOVERS. I HATE YOU ALL . YOU SUCK. I HOPE SOMEONE PISS ON YOUR FACES AND MOVE THEIR BOWELS ON IT TOO.

  • Andy

    I think Nicole didn’t actually peed on Zac because when asked about the scene, both actors’ answers were quite vague. No matter what they say, I’m sure they used a stunt or simulation or whatever to make it look real. This could just be a publicity gimmick so that the film gets talked about until it’s release date.

  • George

    @Barbara You bloviating ignoramous.

  • Missy

    @Barbara – Ya know, if you want to prove you’re not an idiot, you might wanna stop behaving like one. Get some help. You clearly have mental issues if something so trivial, sets you off to that extent.

  • tina

    @Barbara: @Andy: Unfortunately all the interviews an articles are saying she really did pee on him . I think that is what is shocking everyone. Yes the scene was funny and as movie goers you think it’s fake but when you find out it was real. Sorry it’s disgusting and if that is how the movie will get an audience it’s a pathetic stunt and disgusting that actors of that caliber had to lower themselves to that for money or fame. Sorry they prosituted themselves.

  • http://@temporaryhermit Beate

    @Barbara
    I re-read the initial exchange. I had only skimmed it and read the correction about the cause of the pee-scene. I had overlooked that you were called an ‘idiot’. So, yes, you were offended, and that is not okay, especially because it was done anonymously.
    Still, I think you are overreacting quite a bit. If you approached things more calmly, probably people would take you and your opinions more seriously. Maybe you should take three deep breaths before you write anything.
    I really do not mind you having an opinion, or a different opinion -discussing different views are what comment sections should be for, and the scene is controversial. I just do not like the tone of your posts when you feel offended and get very excited. Don’t get me wrong, I don not like the tome of several other comments, either.
    Discussions should be about understanding other people’s points of view, and not take off in a spiral of offenses leading nowhere but spoiling the atmosphere.

  • Barbara

    @Beate: guess what i dont give a damn whether you like my tone or not.

  • Barbara

    i don’t have to prove anything to anyone here. if something is calling me names of course am going to react negatively too it. DO YOU LIKE TO BE CALLED NAMES?? I dont think so, so dont you dare tell me that my reACTION TO IT IS WRONG.

  • Barbara

    if defending over hurtful people makes me an idiot i be one then. so screw you and your judgments of me. you know what why i am i even wasting my time with making you brain dead people understand my point of view? you all will never get it anyway. you all are just hurtful and mean individuals with no compAssion for others. i mean if you see a child crying on the street and tell them that their crying is wrong and there idiots. i suppose people who have been raped need to not react to their injustice right. IF YOU REALLY THINK THAT YOU ARE SOME LOSS SOULS AND I FEEL FOR YOU ALL.

  • Barbara

    I REALLY HOPE YOU ALL EXPERIENCE THE SAME EMOTIONAL PAIN THAT DO. THEY MAYBE YOU UNDERSTAND WHERE AM COMING FROM. I HOPE SOMEONE BEAT YOUR ASSES AND CALL YOU NAMES AND MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE SHIT.

  • Barbara

    WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES BEFORE YOU LOSERS JUDGE ME. YOU ALL AINT SHIT TREATING ME LIKE THIS.

  • Barbara

    @Beate: you sound stupid you know that?? someone insults me and am not suppose to be offended? wow you really lack emotionally intelligence do you? well since am not suppose to be offended by being called an idiot. i suppose you wont be offended by me calling you a dumb ass. its okay don’t be offended is only trivial. you get over it like i will get over being insulted by you jerks.

  • Barbara

    @@Barbara: your mother is a psycho. now dont say another damn word to me loser.

  • Barbara

    @Missy: i only get help if you drop dead b itch

  • Barbara

    am sorry i dont mean to be hurtful to people. am not usual like that but when people like you say things that are mess up, you bring it out of me somehow.

  • Eve

    Skeptic get your a$$ off the computer chair and your mouth off the bottle. You have no intention of staying away from the here and we all know it. Go seek attention somewhere else.

  • Just Barb

    @Barbara: Well honey, if it walks like a duck, and squaks like a duck…………

  • ANNA

    My goodness have the skeptics gone off the deep end or what? One of them is in real trouble. That leaves 3 more to follow!

  • just a thought

    @Just Barb:
    and @Eve

    Barbara has seemingly done a retrospective, apologised, and is moving forward;
    perhaps you too could do the same.

    For whatever reason Barbara had a wobbly, it is not reason enough for you to continue your regular repetitive abuse; at anyone you see fit to categorise as a “skeptic” or a “hater”, or ‘drunkard’.

    Intelligent commenters web-wide are expressing consternation at this disturbing trend where commenters categorically call others “haters”, simply because they don’t share the same opinion.

    Opinion (of something thrown on ‘the web-table’) is one thing. Prejudicial intolerance and unreasonable abuse toward participants is quite another. As is misrepresentation.

    We need to remember that people posting are aged from early teen to babyboomer, and older. That means many levels (and differences) of education, worldliness, culture and savvy. And sex.

    Not everyone commenting “negatively” or challengingly, Skewer Mistress, is a “middle-aged drunk moronic idiotic hateful skeptical keith-obsessed lying middle-American woman with big panties” (your eternal description, often, and ludicrously falsely, to me).

    That is what I mean by ‘mental laziness’. Well, apart from the inability to DEBATE courteously and intelligently, irrespective of wildly differing opinions, instead of just insulting blindly.

  • just a thought

    @ANNA:

    comment #90 applies to you too

  • just a thought

    @nodoubt:

    You said: “It’s not laziness.”

    I said it was mental laziness. And it is also emotional laziness, spiritual laziness, empathic laziness and psychological laziness.

  • ANNA

    @just a thought:

    Well I am insulted by you.!

  • Zarathustra

    Nicole can pee on me anytime she wants….. as long as I get to do her afterwards…..

  • @just a thought

    Oh shut up, you skeptic cow. It sure DOESN”T look like your drunk friend Barbara has “moved on”. Opinion, my a$$. Seven years of hateful comments and made up lies about Nicole Kidman is NOT an opinion. It wouldn’t matter what she looked like or what movie she was in, as long as it’s Nicole Kidman, the “opinion” will be negative. Maybe it makes you feel better to chalk it up as an “opinion” so you don’t have to own up to the hater you are but you’re not fooling a soul. The longer you keep it up, the more pathetic you look. Every normal person who was in your little skeptic club left you a-holes in the dust and old has beens like Old Hickory can only relive 2005 to feel important. You’re a joke and your attempt at intelligence (your post) is a dead giveaway to who you are. You’re seven years older, dip$hit. Get a life before you’re dead like Gloria who no doubt wished she wouldn’t have spent the last 4 years of her life sucked in by your lies.

  • Eve

    A nut defending another nut. How cute.

  • Jill

    @just a thought, @breathingmusic72, @middlesea, @cynical gal, @justme
    Take your multiple names, endless quotation marks and moronic arrogance and get a life. If anyone knows all about prejudicial intolerance it would be you and your E buddies. Oh, and don’t forget to mind your p’s and q’s over at the club lest you be banned again.

  • Barbara

    @@just a thought: no compassion for anyone but yourself, i hope you experience the hell am going though, dumb ass i hate you and your idiotic friends. i apologized but screw that am going to say whaever the hell i want. because i can;t be nice to idiots like you. why don’t you go back to school and give off zac efron nbut case.

  • Barbara

    @@just a thought: AND YOUR MOTHER IS A FREAKING COW. IN FACT I MILKED HER LAST NIGHT., LOSERS SHITFACE

  • Barbara

    if an on the freaking bottle is because losers like you drive me to it. die die.

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