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Nicole Kidman put on 15 pounds for 'The Paperboy'


Actress Nicole Kidman put on 15 pounds and did her own hair and makeup to get into her trashy role for upcoming movie "The Paperboy."

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The actress plays a highly-sexed blonde who falls in love with a convict in the new thriller, and director Lee Daniels admits he asked her to gain weight for the role so her character would appear more flawed. He tells the New York Post, "It was important that she put on some weight. I said, 'I want you fat. I want your butt jiggling, I want your thighs moving.' She put on 15 pounds."

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But the actress' dedication to the part did not stop there -- Daniels also forced Kidman to tame her own locks and apply her own makeup in order to look less polished. He tells the New York Post, "I told Nicole, 'Look, I can't get some Hollywood makeup artist to do their Hollywood take on it. You have to do this yourself.' I thought she was gonna quit because she was so shocked."

Oct 1, 2012 7:19AM
Trashy. Flawed. 15 lbs. And yet people scratch their heads wonder why eating disorders begin earlier and earlier.
Oct 1, 2012 8:14AM
This is such a funny article!  So she put on 15 lbs...from what weight to what weight?  Is she really "jiggling" now and is THAT what makes her "trashy" and "flawed?"  I think I 'm insulted and I don't even jiggle like that!
Oct 1, 2012 9:32AM
Wow! She was stick thin before and she ONLY gains 15 pounds and that's considered fat?
Oct 1, 2012 8:25AM
REALLY??  Add 15 pounds to her tall, lanky frame, and that's barely noticeable.  It is shameful  to suggest that this equals trashy.
Oct 1, 2012 7:20AM
Oh my gosh...even with 15lbs she was probably way more thin than the average person.  I don't think there is much she can do to really look average or flawed.  LOL
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