Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 31 August 2014

Kidman not shy about Paperboy scene

Nicole Kidman's character is seen urinating in The Paperboy

Nicole Kidman has said she has no idea why people were shocked by her peeing scene in The Paperboy.

The actress urinates over Zac Efron in the film, which caused a stir at the Cannes film festival last summer, after his character is stung by a jellyfish.

But Nicole told The Hollywood Reporter: "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!"

She said she'd seen a lot more offensive things in films over the years - and that she also has no problem with sex scenes.

"Violence is a lot more shocking than sex ... sex is primal," she said.

Nicole said her heart was in independent films and that she could no longer say what a movie star is.

"My heart is independent... It's an unconscious decision ... it's who I am. As an actor, you live and die by your choices. I don't associate with mainstream films any more. I don't do so well in them, either. I guess I have a foot in both worlds," she said.

"I actually don't even know what a movie star is now ... what is a movie star?" she added. "When the best female part of the year is Claire Danes in Homeland, you know the game's changed."

Nicole praised her Paperboy director Lee Daniels, saying: "Lee had an obsession about shooting me from behind... he was obsessed with my ass! To me, that was so funny. He's hilarious... I felt shy singing in Moulin Rouge! But peeing ... no, not shy."

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