“If anyone’s gonna piss on him, it’s gonna be me,” bawls a peroxide blonde fake-baked Nicole Kidman, as she squats down on the sun-drenched, cherubic face of Zac Efron. A moment this unexpected and tasteless deserves to be canonized alongside anything uttered by the sublime Elizabeth Berkley in Showgirls.
If you were Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, how far would you go to land the role of a nymphomaniac Southern woman determined to marry a convicted killer? Would sexting director Lee Daniels be out of the question? To show her seductive side and secure the role of Charlotte Bless in Daniels' Cannes hit, The Paperboy, Kidman sent the director provocative pictures of herself via cell phone.
Add Zac Efron's name to the list of young actors who took a giant leap toward adulthood at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. In addition to Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, whose Cannes entries On The Road and Cosmopolis involved them in backseat threesomes and doggie-style bimbo-boinking, respectively, Efron, 24, is also getting down and dirty in The Paperboy, from Precious director Lee Daniels.