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. She explained: "Lee said, 'Look, we've got no money, you're going to have to do your own hair and make-up.' 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. That's how it came together."

"What he sent back I can't say, but it was a thumbs up," Kidman added.

The "audition" must have paid off, because in The Paperboy, Kidman, 44, shows a wide range of trampiness; she gets intimate with both Zac Efron, 24, and John Cusack, 45.

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