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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. 76
    tina Says:

    @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.

  2. 77
    Beate Says:

    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.

  3. 78
    Barbara Says:

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

  4. 79
    Barbara Says:

    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.

  5. 80
    Barbara Says:

    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.

  6. 81
    Barbara Says:


  7. 82
    Barbara Says:


  8. 83
    Barbara Says:

    @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.

  9. 84
    Barbara Says:

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

  10. 85
    Barbara Says:

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

  11. 86
    Barbara Says:

    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.

  12. 87
    Eve Says:

    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.

  13. 88
    Just Barb Says:

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

  14. 89
    ANNA Says:

    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!

  15. 90
    just a thought Says:

    @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.

  16. 91
    just a thought Says:


    comment #90 applies to you too

  17. 92
    just a thought Says:


    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.

  18. 93
    ANNA Says:

    @just a thought:

    Well I am insulted by you.!

  19. 94
    Zarathustra Says:

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

  20. 95
    @just a thought Says:

    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.

  21. 96
    Eve Says:

    A nut defending another nut. How cute.

  22. 97
    Jill Says:

    @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.

  23. 98
    Barbara Says:

    @@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.

  24. 99
    Barbara Says:


  25. 100
    Barbara Says:

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

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