Nicole Kidman refuses to say N-word for son`s sake

Updated: Oct 05, 2012, 15:57 PM IST

London: Actress Nicole Kidman says that she has refused to use the N-word for her latest movie ‘The Paperboy’ out of respect for son Connor Cruise.

Director Lee Daniels asked her to use the word, but Kidman, 45, refused out of respect for her son Connor, whom she adopted along with ex-husband Tom Cruise, reports

"I just didn`t feel it was right for the character. I have a son who is African-American. I just didn`t feel like it was right," she said during a press conference of the film.

"What I try to do as an actor is fulfill a director`s vision. I have opinions, but at the same time I`m not there to stop him from anything. I`ve really tried to do that in every film. I never want to pull them off their vision," she added.

Daniels admitted that he had initially asked Kidman to use the word but quickly got over it.

"I asked her to use the N-word. I could feel the racial tension there in the town. She said, `I won`t do it`. I told my producer, `She won`t do it!”