If you caught Nicole Kidman in The Paperboy or if you’ve been keeping up with the press surrounding the film, you might be aware that there’s a much talked about scene that sees Kidman peeing on Zac Efron.
The scene in question has been discussed so much that its overshadowed much of The Paperboy and Nicole’s performance. While speaking with the Hollywood Reporter, Kidman discussed the famous peeing scene that has her urinating on Efron after his character gets stung by a jellyfish.
About peeing on film in general, Kidman said:
“I just don’t find urination shocking. I think I peed in the beginning of Eyes Wide Shut, too. But then, I don’t find a lot of things shocking!”
Another controversial subject that has been discussed recently is the ongoing violence in media, particularly in films, and whether or not it’s glorifying violence or acts as a device to a story. About Lee Daniels’ vision for The Paperboy, Kidman said:
“Violence is a lot more shocking than sex – sex is primal. [Director] Lee Daniels had an obsession about shooting me from behind – he was obsessed with my a–!”
Back in 2009, the actress had a bit of a different opinion on how violence in film influences society. Kidman headed to Washington around that time to speak about a legislation that was for tackling abuse towards women.
When asked if the film industry “played a bad role” in the portrayal of women, Kidman stated “probably” before elaborating. At the time, she said about refusing to be portrayed as a sex object:
“I can’t be responsible for all of Hollywood, but I can certainly be responsible for my own career.”
Do you think Nicole Kidman’s tune has changed?