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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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  • Just Barb

    @just a thought: Yeah, I see how Barbara has moved on. LoL

  • rob

    Can’t these two get their story straight? First, it’s faked that she peed on they are all gung ho saying it was the real thing. They both come off as desperate. She needs a hit so she won’t be considered box office poison and he is desperately trying to make everything think he has escaped his teen boy hearthrob past. I guess desperate times calls for desperate measures! Zac’s parents must be so proud!

  • rob

    Here’s a thought: why don’t this guy just make a movie where he doesn’t have to prance around with his shirt off and in his underwear or resort to sleazy tactics to sell it. Really is it that hard?

  • @rob

    I bet Zac prancing around with his shirt off and in his underwear makes you hard.
    Read the book before you comment on the story, moron.

  • rob

    @@rob: Yuck…LOL sorry no can do. He actually makes me want to spew chunks. I wouldn’t hit even if I werevwhich I’m not…loser.

  • rob

    To clarify…I wouldn’t hit that punk even if I were as gay as Christmas on Fire Island!

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  • Jill

    The only FAIL is you 72.

  • Julia
  • Julia

    @tina: Urine is not effective on jellyfish stings. You would think that whoever wrote the script would have researched this. It shows that it was only for the shock value and unneeded in the movie. Another reason not to see this bomb.

  • Julia

    @Andy: It really doesn’t matter Andy. It will bomb anyway.

  • LJ

    I wish Nicole Kidman would pee on my face. That is hot as hell and I wouldn’t miss this one for the world.

  • JeffT.

    @<a href="/2012/05/26/nicole-kidman-insisted-on-zac-efron-pee-scene-in-paperboy/comment-page-1/#comment-2
    What a twit you are. Actors in movies like the ones you mentioned get paid INSANE, ABHORRENT amounts of $ for their work, while others work far harder for a minute fraction of that pay for supplying the food those actors eat, not to mention other manual labor jobs.
    Do you actually think McConaughey ate real mud? Shut your cake whole!