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A mother-child relationship is among the most beautiful, fragile and sensitive relationship in this world. A mother understands her son more than his wife, as she has listened to his heartbeats.
Nicole Kidman brought that piousness of the mother-child bond into the public radar when she declined to utter THE N Word during the filming of the much-talked about movie, ‘The Paperboy.’ And she knew she had to go with her inner voice; she did not want to disappoint her son, Connor Cruise.
The film has created quite a stir in the media circles. One of its sequences features Kidman relieving her urge to attend to the nature’s call (passing urine) on a person. As it stays, she did the scene, but was in no readiness to say the racist remark.
She has clarified her stance stating that her gut feeling didn’t allow her to mouth the remark. She said that she remembered at the back of her mind that her son has mixed origins (he is an African American). Moreover, she admits of being someone who follows the director’s mind, but she’s also not the one to simply say yes to everything. But she maintains she’s an actor who strictly follows the vision of her directors.
As we know from the sources, the director Lee Daniels got the message into the ears of the producer that Kidman has declined to go ahead with the racist remark.
And after all the challenging scenes she has rendered for the movie, the director thinks she can be allowed that much freedom in the scheme of things.
I have followed many movies of Nicole and admired her as an actress. She is so totally involved in her scenes, indicative of her being a complete director’s actor. If this time, she had to say no to something on the script, it was mainly out of her motherly love for her son.
Personally speaking, I think a actor grows with each movie and there comes a time, when he/ she knows that something is not right about and he/she goes by the gut feeling.