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The Paperboy, which stars Australian beauty Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron, almost didn’t see its leading lady as the role was first offered to Modern Family beauty, Sofia Vergara, who ultimately passed on the role.
According to Us Weekly, it was the film’s controversial scene in which Kidman’s character, Charlotte, pees on Efron to soothe a jelly-fish sting.
Vergara admitted that the film wasn’t for her during a press junket for Escape from Planet Earth.
“I was so glad that I didn't have to pee in anyone's face, though. I was glad it was not me," Vergara explained, laughing, "For [Kidman], that's nothing. For me, it would have been three weeks of stress. 'How am I going to pee in there?'"
Despite the questionable scene, Vergara explains she actually doesn’t have any limitations when it comes to choosing a role. "I have no limitations and I believe in directors directing and if they see something -- for example Paperboy, when I auditioned three times with Lee Daniels the director and he said, 'Yeah, you can do the role.' I was like 'Okay, if you say I can do the role, I'll do it,'" Vergara explained. "I would never do something like, 'I want this and that scene no matter who you are.' . . . If I do auditions and the director thinks I can do it, then I'll do it."
The film, which was featured at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City this year, also stars the likes of Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack, Scott Glenn and David Oyelowo.