Vergara originally cast in Kidman’s Paperboy role

Sofia Vergara isn’t as ballsy as Nicole Kidman. The Emmy Award winner was originally cast as Charlotte Bless in Lee Daniels’ 2012 film The Paperboy but was later replaced by Kidman.
Sofia Vergara and Nicole Kidman. Net photo.
Sofia Vergara and Nicole Kidman. Net photo.

Sofia Vergara isn’t as ballsy as Nicole Kidman. The Emmy Award winner was originally cast as Charlotte Bless in Lee Daniels’ 2012 film The Paperboy but was later replaced by Kidman.

The 40-year-old actress has no regrets about giving the part up -- especially because it saved her from shooting one of the film’s most memorable scenes, in which Charlotte urinates on Zac Efron’s character to soothe a jelly fish sting.

(Daniels had reservations about including the scene in the movie. “Right before I sent it off to Cannes, I called Nicole at three in the morning,” he told GQ in May 2012. “I said, ‘Nicole, I can’t do it, I’ve gone too far. I can’t put that scene in the movie.” She said, ‘Lee, you made me pee on Zac Efron, if you don’t put that in the movie, you’re out of your freakin’ mind. I did it! I did it!’”)

At the Escape From Planet Earth junket in Beverly Hills Feb. 5, Vergara said “it was a fun role” but admitted it wasn’t in her wheelhouse. “I was so glad that I didn’t have to pee in anyone’s face, though. I was glad it was not me,” the Modern Family star laughed. “For [Kidman], that’s nothing. For me, it would have been three weeks of stress. ‘How am I going to pee in there?’”

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