Nicole Kidman Ordered Zac Efron to Dance in his Underwear

Zac Efron told Ellen DeGeneres his favorite scene in The Paperboy, that movie where Nicole Kidman pees on him, was when Nicole made him dance in his underwear in the rain. He says it’s the day he became a man.

“Nicole is so amazing to work with but she’s also very improvisational and once she finds the character she can sort of maneuver in and out of the lines. You never know what to expect. This was supposed to be a very serious scene. It was sort of an intense dramatic moment for me.”

“So I was very prepared to give my all in a dramatic moment and before I knew it music starts to turn up around me and she kind of looks at me and says, ‘Do you want to dance?’ And they’re still rolling so I can’t really say cut! And before I knew it we were improvising an entire dance in the rain. It’s one of my favorite scenes in the movie.”

“That is one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. It is the day I think I became a man.”

Acting is the only profession where your seniors can tell you to dance with them in your underwear and it ends up being a positive experience. The only similarity between doing that here and at any other job is you still get a six or seven-figure payday.

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