Short version of the story: kinda but not really. Long story: Nicole Kidman was so enamored with the chance to play a nymphomaniac in The Paperboy, despite director Lee Daniels‘ belief that the movie was too low-budget for her, that she took sexy pictures of herself and sent them to him. Also important to keep in mind: Lee is gay, so she may as well have been sending him pictures of flowers. So no actual sexting! Yay! Us Weekly reports:
“Lee said, ‘Look, we’ve got no money, you’re going to have to do your own hair and make-up,'” Kidman, 44, explained of her first discussion with Daniels, whose last film was Precious.
“So I actually went into my bathroom and I got out the fake tan and put on fake eyelashes and got a hairpiece thing that was platinum, threw it all on and texted a photo to Lee in all these different provocative positions,” she said of her sexy session of self portraits. “That’s how it came together.”
Oh, and in case you’re wondering what the movie’s about, it apparently has something to do with Nicole peeing all over Zac Efron. Via Vulture:
It’s a wild moment … and yet even that can’t hold a candle to the coming golden shower. Later in the movie, as Efron’s romantic ardor for Kidman is at its peak, the two head to the beach, where he decides to cool down with a dip in the ocean. Naturally, he is attacked by CG jellyfish. (Only the sixteenth weirdest thing to happen in this movie.) Covered in sting marks, he barely manages to drag himself to shore, and when Kidman is alerted to the attack by some comely girls who surround Efron, she pushes them away, pops a squat, and out comes number-one. And yes, you get a close-up of the stream. This is a movie that often seems to be missing important transitional scenes or specific inserts, but you had better believe that when Nicole Kidman pees on Zac Efron, that camera is there.
Yes. That happened. Here is my $15. Please give me a ticket.