Emily Blunt and Matt Damon said that Cillian Murphy skipped lunches with Oppenheimer’s other translators.
Cillian Murphyas told by Emily Blunt during filming Oppenheimer she missed several group dinners hosted by the actors.
The actress in a new interview explained why the protagonist of the Christopher Nolan film decided not to share relaxing evenings with colleagues.
Choice of main character
Emily Blunt, recalling her time on the set of Oppenheimer, said: “We were all in the same hotel in the middle of the New Mexico desert. It was just us. Matt Damon and I were roommates and we thought, “Let’s go out to dinner!”“.
The actress explained that Cillian Murphy was not present because “the sheer volume of what he had to go through and carry on his shoulders is so monumental“.
Damon added:Of course, he did not want to come to dinner with us. He could not. His brain was too full“.
Murphy previously explained that he had been trying to land the lead role in a Christopher Nolan feature film for some time, even if the commitment caused him some pressure: “When you have these roles, these responsibilities, you feel like it can overwhelm you in some way.“.
Oppenheimer because it may be Christopher Nolan’s most important film.
The historical thriller, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Oscar winner Matt Damon plays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, the founding commissioner of the US Atomic Energy Commission. Academy Award nominee Florence Pugh plays psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie plays theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano plays Robert Serber, and Josh Hartnett plays American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence. It also stars Oscar winner Rami Malek, eight-time Oscar nominee actor, writer and director Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Dylan Arnold, David Kramholtz, Alden Ehrenreich and Matthew Modine.