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Nicole Kidman Turns Down Nymphomaniac

The Eyes Wide Shut star quits Lars von Trier's sex addict movie after learning that the steamy scenes will be real. But Shia LeBeouf is down.

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By Bryan Le

10/19/12

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Nicole Kidman has quit the cast of sex addiction film Nymphomaniac, after Danish director Lars von Trier decreed that the film's sex scenes will be for real. Though the movie—which will relate a female sex addict's erotic experiences—has lost Kidman, it still boasts a powerful cast, including Uma Thurman, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Willem Dafoe and Christian Slater. Then there's Shia LeBeouf, who—despite the way his first name is pronounced—seems to be pumped for some silver screen sex. “[The movie] is what you think it is. It is Lars von Trier, making a movie about what he's making,” says the Transformers star. “For instance, there's a disclaimer at the top of the script that basically says we're doing it for real. Everything that is illegal, we'll shoot in blurred images. Other than that, everything is happening.” So eager was he to prove himself ready to participate in the “woman's erotic journey from birth to the age of 50” that he sent a home sex tape of him and his girlfriend to the producers. LeBeouf's previous method acting measures have included tripping on acid. Despite the plot, and von Trier's own reference to the movie as a “porno,” he insists the movie isn't really going to be one: “When we call this a porno, it's meant ironically, but irony doesn't work well in print. The film is sexually explicit—but, believe me, it will be a very, very bad wanking movie."

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