She may urinate on Zac Efron, but Nicole Kidman draws the line at saying the N word.
In “The Paperboy,” a dark, twisted film set in the 1970s, director Lee Daniels wanted Kidman to call a black co-star the N-word in one scene, but she refused.
“I have a son who’s African American and I just didn’t feel it was right. It wasn’t right,” the 45-year-old actress said during a press conference at the New York Film Festival on Wednesday.
Daniels revealed that he went to the film’s producer who told him to cut Kidman some slack.
“Day one she is on a washing machine, day two she is urinating on Zac Efron, day three she’s having telepathic sex . . . I think you can forgive her,” the producer replied.
Kidman plays a woman obsessed with marrying a death row inmate played by John Cusack.
The film also stars Efron and Matthew McConaughey as brothers investigating a murder in Florida for which Cusack’s character is incarcerated.
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