December 06, 2023

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Oppeinheimer star Cillian Murphy opens up on working with Chris Nolan

Cillian Muphy starred in Chris Nolan's Oppenheimer and said that he is 'incredibly focused and rigorous'

By Javeria Shahid December 06, 2023
Oppeinheimer star Cillian Murphy opens up on working with Chris Nolan
Oppeinheimer star Cillian Murphy opens up on working with Chris Nolan 

Cillian Murphy opened up on why he came on board with Chris Nolan to do Oppenheimer.

On Tuesday, December 5, Variety published an interview from their Actors on Actors series in which Margot Robbie and Murphy, 47, had a conversation surrounding the hype.

During the conversation the Irish actor revealed he has worked with Chris Nolan a total of six times and he is "incredibly focused" and "incredibly rigorous."

Then, Margot, 33, asked curiously if he’s a big fan of the director or not.

Murphy began, “It seems to work,” and went on to say, “This is the first time playing a proper lead role for him. There’d always been supporting parts over the years — it’s 20 years we've been working together.”

The Inception actor shed some light on the background on how Nolan, 53, reached out to him.

He shared, the producer’s wife, Emma Thomas, called and connected him to her husband and Nolan in his "very" British accent asked, “I’m making this movie of Oppenheimer — I’d like you to play the part.”

Murphy explained that he wasn’t working on any other project that time so he plunged upon the role as he realized “It was different from the other jobs I’d done with him, because it was the story of Oppenheimer’s life.”

What intrigued him to do the film is that the script was written in first person making it "truly subjective storytelling."

Robbie also quizzed Murphy on why he loved working with Nolan or vice versa.

“With Chris, it’s just the work. He’s not interested in anything else other than the work and the filmmaking. And he’s incredibly focused, and it’s incredibly rigorous,” he alluded.