The actress, who plays prisoner John Cusack's lover in the upcoming movie, pushed her boundaries to the limit by filming three controversial scenes in the first three days of production. However, Kidman drew the line when it came to using the N-word, and her stance caused major tension with her director.
Daniels tells the New York Post, "Her character was supposed to say the N-word, and she wouldn't say it. I was angry. My producer tells me, 'Are you serious? She bends over a washing machine [for a sex scene] the first day, she has telepathic sex with Cusack in prison on the second day, she urinates on Zac Efron on the third day, and you're angry because she won't say the N-word? "Give the girl a break.' I said, 'Alright.'"
At a press conference for the film on Wednesday, Kidman addressed the issue saying, "I didn't feel like it was right for the character. I have a son who's African American and I just didn't feel it was right. It wasn't right. What I try to do as an actor is fulfill a director's vision. I have opinions, but at the same time, I'm not there to stop him from anything. I've really tried to do that in every film. I never want to pull them off their vision."
republish most of twain's work without that vile word. oh they already have? good, now amerika is free of racism and hate and we can all join hands as a peaceful loving people.
Hey wirelessmouse! I am Black, African-American,both are fine with me but you have no idea what you're talking about. You will never hear the N-word come out of my mouth; my friends and family don't even use that word. The use of the word has no place in our world; it's origins meant to demean and make the recipient feel inferior. I know who I am and take pride in that; I am inferior to no one but God, as we all are.
The people who use the word and happen to be black, in my opinion are naive, misguided or just plain foolish. Black, African-American are not a monolithic people, so you, "wirelessmouse" are just showing how naive and foolish you are with your comments. Haven't you heard that old saying, believe none of what you hear and half of what you see; you may want to try that sometimes.