Nicole Kidman has responded to reports about a controversial scene in her new film The Paperboy in a very candid interview.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kidman spoke about her new indie film The Paperboy, which is based on Pete Dexter's 1994 novel about a reporter who tries to secure the release of a death row inmate in Florida.

In one scene, Zac Efron, who plays the reporter is stung by a jellyfish and Kidman’s character chooses to relieve his pain.

Speaking about the scene, she said: "I just don't find urination shocking. I think I peed in the beginning of Eyes Wide Shut, too. But then, I don't find a lot of things shocking!

"Violence is a lot more shocking than sex - sex is primal...I felt shy singing in Moulin Rouge! But peeing - no, not shy."

When asked about today’s movie stars, the 45-year-old said: "I actually don't even know what a movie star is now - what is a movie star? When the best female part of the year is Claire Danes in Homeland, you know the game's changed.

"Maybe in the '50s, there was a far more particular idea for a movie star. But now that's all blurry - everything's more fluid."

When asked about ex-husband Tom Cruise's Scientology involvement, she said: "I've chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology.

"I have two children [adopted with Cruise] who are Scientologists, Connor, 17, and Isabella, 20, and I utterly respect their beliefs."

In the movie star's spare time, she admits to watching Homeland, Modern Family and her husband Keith Urban's show American Idol at their home in Sydney, their farm in Australia or their house in Nashville.

Speaking about her home life, she added: "I'm just a nice Southern girl! It's such an easy lifestyle. And it's more diverse than you'd expect. There's so much great music.

"The Black Keys go jogging past the restaurant Keith and I go to. We'll hang out with Jack White in the studio. And there's music in our house all the time - Keith plays harmonica, drums, banjo, piano and bass guitar.

"He has a strong will about his career, and so do I. We want each other to thrive and do what we love, and we never interfere in the other's career choices."