Michelle Rodriguez doesn't think it'll earn her an Oscar nod, but at least this particular scene in the upcoming Lee Daniels film "The Paperboy" is garnering Nicole Kidman plenty of press.
The tidal wave of headlines first emerged from this year's Cannes, with critics making mention of a scene in which Kidman urinates on her co-star Zac Efron, whose character at that moment had been stung by a jellyfish.
In a memorable review, Vulture's Kyle Buchanan accurately predicted that "when it comes to the wild, must-discuss moments from this year's fest, nothing will ever top the scene ... where Nicole Kidman looms over a supine Zac Efron, cries out, 'If anyone's gonna pee on him, it's gonna be me,' and then squirts an impressive stream of urine onto the 'High School Musical' star's face and chest."
We'll pause as you try to un-imagine that.
OK, moving on.
So Kidman talked about that infamous scene with V magazine for its new issue, reportedly saying that she didn't find "the peeing thing" to be "weird" because she was in character. The 45-year-old actress portrays a woman named Charlotte who's obsessed with a death row inmate (played by John Cusack) and rides along with brothers Ward (Matthew McConaughey) and Jack (Efron) who are investigating the inmate's case.
When it came time to pee on Efron, Kidman told V magazine, she felt it said a lot about the type of woman she was portraying.
"That was for the jellyfish," she explained. "And for me, it said so much about Charlotte. One, she's protecting him. Two, she's tough as nails and no one else is going to pee on this guy. All of that made total sense to me. I just went for it and didn't overthink it."
"The Paperboy" is expected to open in limited release October 5.
On thing this article fails to mention, and should always be mentioned when speaking of a medically relevant subject, is if you are stung by a jellyfish always seek professional medical attention as soon as possible. There are many issues and complications that can arise from a jellyfish sting, and even if the pain has been treated, or subsided, there is always the chance of further medical issues.
The Box Jellyfish is a great example of this. You can treat the pain, but the venom is still there and still capable of killing.
To me, it removes the class from classy.
That scene is factual. When we were teenagers we had an excursion at an isolated beach. One of our girlfriends got stung by a jelly fish. There was no immediate help available. The locals told us to pee on the affected site. Our girlfriend got relieved from her excruciating pain.
Maybe she wanted Zac to see her genitals, because of what happened when he was with Vanessa.
Regardless, this is definitely a strange piece of news to have on Cnn.com ... !
I LOVE Kidman, but this is just a storyline from Friends.
aww, another deviant and degenerate movie from Hollyweird. classy.
I'd LOVE to do her DOGGIE style.
She had a peeing scene in Eyes Wide Shut as well. Must be a thing with her.
Whatever. If this movie is half a boring as The Hours, it'll need a wake-up shot.
I'd drink her flavorful yellow Kool-Aid! MMMnnnnn!
Truth be told, I never "got" the whole Nicole Kidman thing. Even when she was a younger woman before she went with the frozen botox face, she just never struck me as particularly attractive, especially by the standards of Hollywood. I am NOT saying she is ugly or anything of the sort. I am just saying that she is incredibly average. Off the top of my head, I can think of 100 women in her age group who are exponentially more attractive... and probably thousands of women if we also consider the current crop of Hollywood starlets and celebutards.
The real question is whether Ms. Kidman and and Master Efron are truly method actors. In other words, did she actually do it? ...or are we talking about some CGI and other assorted Hollywood tricks that make it appear as if she actually did the deed when in reality, the two were never even in the same room while the scene was being created. Inquiring minds want to know.
Here in Texas, if you get stung by a jellyfish or step in bullnettle barefooted, you BEG for someone to pee on the affected area. Sorry folks, it's no big deal. It's truly a legitimate remedy to help take out the sting.
I am no expert, but, by all accounts, the idea of peeing on a jellyfish sting is an old wives tale with absolutely no scientific or medical merit at all.
I've heard of it, though I'm skeptical... but then again, I've never been in a situation where it could have helped.
It's a middle of the road thing. It's not the best method, but fresh water makes it worse, and the best treatment is lidocaine and hot water NOT cold water. Well, who carries numbing meds and bathwater to the beach? The warmer the liquid the better and urine is *ick factor gag* extremely warm and nearly sterile. So it's not that it *should* be used or is the best treatment, but without the methods that are best sitting next to you, it's better than cold, fresh water to clean the area. But from what I remember when I searched this years and years ago – there are different types of Jellyfish, with completely different stings. There's one or two rarer kinds when it *could* be best and there's one or two kinds where it can make it worse.
That's right kobrakai7474 you're no expert. I'm a dive instructor and in lieu of having vinegar handy, it is absolutely the thing to do. No wives tale here
Thanks Margarette, where ever you are, for peeing on me when we were children. Despite the pain, I can still remember your giggles. Folks, it's folk medicine and it works on any surface sting containing protein because it's acidic
It's already been done! Watch The Heartbreak Kid. Why copy another movie?
Yeah, so did she really pee or not? I mean she is a professional actress, would seem strange. Sorry , she can pee on me as well any old time. I saw on survival guy show , the one with the ex British Commando soldier, Bear Grylss , whatever, yeah peeing will stop cat fish stings, but jelly fish i think you are supposed to use vinegar.
I'll bet she really did and giggled all the while.
I wish Nicole would pee on MY face.
How is this a big deal? Who gives a flying f***
I s**t on them...
This story p's me off.
This doesn't suprise me at all for an Australian who are VERY familiar with box jelly fish on their beaches. Urine takes the sting out and thats well known there. I mean, men swim in pantyhose to avoid getting stung. Urinating is very practical and readily available when someone is in excruciating pain.
After seeing the all the brouhaha being made out of this, I'm beginning to think common sense is becoming more and more less common!
It's nice to see a comment that actually makes sense – thanks for your post!
"more and more less common" – Sorry for the poor wording, please read: "less and less common".
Spot on. Vinegar is the other home remedy but when you're on a beach, its kinda hard to come by!
remember when movies were really good, and DIDN'T have CGI or weird peeing scenes in them ?
Yeah, like Deliverance where Ned Beatty runs around squealing like a pig just before he gets raped. Those were the good ol' days, so fresh and innocent. Not weird at all.
Congrats to film for perpetuating a stupid urban myth. Urine will not help a jellyfish sting.
Exactly. We have the show "Friends" for exposing to the masses this ridiculous myth. No one should ever do that.
Current medical opinion is still trying to take an official position on this. The one thing you should NOT do, they agree, is put fresh water on a jellyfish sting. That activates the barbs, causing more pain and the release of the toxins. Personally, meat tenderizer always seems to make my stings feel better, but there's no medical evidence to confirm if it really does. No one's ever tried to pee on me, so I can't speak to that. :)
congrats for bring a moron, and yes it does
It's no myth and I hope you remember that the next time you're stung by a jelly
The science is varied and numerous on this topic. In general though the slightly acidic nature of urine would work to neutralize the venom from most jellyfish stings, although not all jellyfish stings will react the same. Similar to vinegar, uric acid changes the Ph of urine and would act in the same manner, providing an absence of vinegar.
Me, I actually carry a small bottle of distilled vinegar (about 30x more concentrated than standard household vinegar) whenever I am going to a beach for a swim. Mix a capful of it with a cup of water from the site of the incident and viola, a good immediate remedy for a jellyfish sting. You can get distilled vinegar at most commercial food stores.
What's the big deal? It was done on Friends for the same reason, except it wasn't as graphic as this scene is I'm sure.
hmmmm. nicole is white right?
Guess that peeing scene was foreplay for Nicole and Zac to do the nasty in her trailer afterward?
nobody had that figured out it was fake.....thanks for the clarification
It was FAKE people. Fake urine attached to a hose and some sharp film editing. Don't get so worked up about 3rd grade humor.
Not according to Nicole it wasn't. No big deal anyway. It was done on Friends for the same reason but not as graphic I'm sure. Still, really not a big deal at all.
maybe some nude sunbathing..i hate those tanning beds. lol
A little sun would not hurt . . .
sounds like a good bonus
I heard when the DVD comes out, there will be a bonus scene where she gives him a Cleveland Steamer as well.
Did Tom Cruise like it with a lemon twist?
I'd take a jelly fish sting for Nicole Kidman! Like to have a few beers with her first.
I'm not one for a golden shower, but she can pee on me any day.
Absolutely! The only thing missing is a tall glass with ice!
she too light skinned for you right?
she's beatiful and alot of guys are very attracted to her.
Heck, she can pee on me anytime, any frkn time she wants. Love me some Nicole! Just the idea of her peeing on me gets my schlong rock hard.....
Kidman: Yuck. I'm SO sick of her.
She's beautiful and rich. I think you're jelous.
I hope that scene is at least partly commedy.
Just wondering. Were his eyes open?
i have never gone in for this type of watersports,in her case,i would make an acception.
My thoughts exactly.
Acting? Why would she call it 'acting' and 'being in character' if all she has to do it pull down her panties and pee. Jeesh. Anyone can do that! And many would be arrested for being paid to do it on film in public.
WAIT A SEC! So I know movies are make-believe, but are they saying that she really did pee on him for the scene? Because if it was staged, as I'm sure it was, then why would they ask her it it was hard to do that scene?
If it's fake, then it's fake!
That is exactly what I was thinking. Although they make it sound like she really did pee on him, which is gross and unnecessary.
I knew she was a squirter
Belmont? i've been to queens many times...
what are we thinking female ...
Jay Berkman imarried Donna Belmont of Belmont Trcuking company.
Jay Berkman is right to take on evil Bernard madoff!
This lady should be married to Tom Cruise!
she's old and dried up .. it may not fit poota standards.
actually poota.....she is not old,and you dont even come near of her pee on you standards.....
She is looking good these days. If'n she wants to pee on me, I guess that would be okay. Fire away Nicole sweetie.
i gots a big dinger for the ladies paawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww-they luvs me!
If my GF would do that for me, I'd ask her to marry me. And there better not be any jellyfish involved...that would just be too weird.
You couldn't afford for me to plss on you...
You only charge a couple bucks to pi ss on you so im sure you like it. Sok-man
i don't need any flag to freak–not keep quiet before i call jerry toughy.
Dang...let your freak-flag-fly!
the man of my dreams.
If you want to pi ss on someone just hit up Sokman. He likes that sort of thing,might charge you though.
i told just him there will be no casting for the part.
get cracking or cinderfella wins.
Nicole is so beautiful. I'm so happy for her. Once she got away from freaky-man she really bloosomed. Her and Keith sure make a lovely couple too
Wonder how Efron feels about it?
In any watersport story, shouldn't the victim be interviewed?
And where was the concern when I made Shogun?
Nicole looks great.
Tinkle tinkle little star
Hilarious that it totally made sense to pee on a jellyfish sting, even though any real doctor or anyone that understands biology can tell you that peeing on a jellyfish sting will only make it worse.
But yeah, to a Hollywood ignoramus, perpetuating a myth totally made sense.
The story didn't say ANYTHING to the effect that the character she was playing understood that peeing on a jellyfish sting was not effective. So what is up with your comment? If the character believes this would work, then the actress playing that character is well within their rights to say that it makes sense. She's the one playing the character, not you.
Since when does everything that every character does in a movie have to be 100% correct? Are people 100% correct about everything in real life? Christ!
I once had a hot Aussie girlfriend who was into peeing. This brings back a lot of memories. Golden memories.
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sure Keith sure.
-so if people watch a little p its their business. i'm sure you take a peek every so often
not me. I keep my eyes closed when I do that. It sprays everywhere but that's still better than looking at naughty parts.
lol. That was funny!
Did she actually pee on him?
They should put her in jail for p orno. Gross. Plus she is oooold and dried up.
I still wouldn't want her to do number 1 on me though. That is gross.
My stars she is a gorgeous looking lady. Is she still married to the country music redneck?
Keith Urban is definitely not a redneck, just because he is considered a country music singer, he is not a redneck!
yeeehaw. Whars my chewin tobacky? Let's put on some Keith Urban and drank some beers.
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