Why Nicole Kidman Refuses To Use N-Word In New Movie

Thu, October 4, 2012 7:13pm EST by 2 Comments
Nicole Kidman N Word

Nicole Kidman will do a lot for the sake of a role, but using the N-word is not one of them. The Australian starlet said no to saying the offensive word in her upcoming movie ‘The Paperboy’, and it was out of respect for her son.

Nicole Kidman, 45, revealed in a press conference that she refused to use the N-word for her role as Charlotte Bless in The Paperboy. 

The dark film, which centers around a murder investigation in the 1960s Southern backwaters of Florida, has Nicole playing a woman who writes to death-row inmates. But despite her dark role, Kidman refused to use the offensive N-word, which was part of common speech and was even acceptable in parts of the country in the 1960s.

Kidman, who shares custody of her 17-year-old son, Connor,  with ex-husband Tom Cruise, said she absolutely didn’t feel comfortable using the word.

“I just didn’t feel it was right for the character. I have a son who is African American. I just didn’t feel like it was right,” Nicole said.

Nicole even put her foot down to using the offensive word when director Lee Daniels protested.

“I asked her to use the N-word. I could feel the racial tension there in the town (in the film). She said, ‘I won’t do it’,” the director said.

Nicole shares custody of her two adopted children, Connor and Isabella, 19, with ex-husband Tom Cruise. The kids and Nicole have now mended their relationship, which had been estranged for a while after Nicole and Tom split.

Nicole now also has two young daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, with fellow Aussie and country rocker, Keith Urban.

We totally agree with Nicole’s decision NOT to use the N-word out of respect for her son!

Do YOU agree HollyMoms? Tell us now!

– Caitlin Miller

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Posted at 7:28 PM on October 4, 2012  

We all know now why She did not have scientology she went into depression from the divorce
Not the psycho that “David” said.. They kids were away from her because she was going through
Her own pain from the divorce and how she got through it and made her stronger! So shut up about the Scientology crap they had nothing to do with her keeping them away from her or Tom from Suri that was Toms choice not Scientology! Funny how Nicole does not talk about Keith on American Idol.. Or Him at all

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Posted at 11:40 PM on October 5, 2012  

To “Hell”… what in the WORLD are you attempting to ‘say’ with this gibberish?? This article is talking about Nicole’s role in the movie ‘The Paperboy’, so why drag-in everything else in the world to babble about?? Everyone who knows anything about Nicole Kidman knows just ‘how’ the cult Scientology DID, indeed, destroy her ties and relationship with her older children… the facts have been around since that divorce happened, and it all came out again with Katie’s divorce from Tom, too. Why bring that up about this article???

As for Nicole not talking about Keith… WHY should he be mentioned in an article about ‘The Paperboy’?? For gawd’s sake… you’re just a jealous Keith fanatic who wants to criticize Nicole for anything and everything! Grow up and accept that they are extremely happy and in love with each other, and Nicole is an amazing actress and beautiful woman!

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