Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman was willing to take a lot of risks with her role in the new Lee Daniels film The Paperboy — but she drew the line at using the n-word.
Kidman, who has an African-American adopted son with her ex-husband actor Tom Cruise, says she didn’t feel using the word was “right for her character” and just “didn’t feel right” using the racial slur in general. The Huffington Post has more:
Nicole Kidman infamously urinates on Zac Efron in “The Paperboy,” but there’s one thing she flat-out refused to do.
Speaking at a press conference at the New York Film Festival, director Lee Daniels revealed that Kidman would not call a black cast member the N-word. Kidman, who the Los Angeles Times describes as “looking slightly annoyed,” explained that she felt as though the slur didn’t “feel right for the character.”
“I have a son who’s African-American and I just didn’t feel it was right,” the actress added. “It wasn’t right.”
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