Matt Damon And Emily Blunt Distracted By Cillian Murphy's Ocean Eyes In Oppenheimer Filming
Cillian Murphy's co-stars in the film "Oppenheimer" have opened up about the captivating effect of his deep-blue eyes on set. The two stars who play a significant role alongside Cillian in the movie, Matt Damon and Emily Blunt distracted by Cillian Murphy's ocean eyes in Oppenheimer filmingand said they couldn't help but be constantly distracted by his piercing gaze.
During an interview with People, Matt Damon, 52, confessed,
It's a real problem when you're doing scene work with Cillian. Sometimes you find yourself just swimming in his eyes.- Matt Damon
Emily Blunt, 40, playfully likened the experience to Billie Eilish's song "Ocean Eyes" and revealed:
We just hum it all day.- Emily Blunt
However, Cillian, 47, brushed off the praise, humorously insisting:
They're not even that blue!- Cillian Murphy
In "Oppenheimer," Cillian takes on the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the renowned American theoretical physicist known as the "father of the atomic bomb" for his involvement in the Manhattan Project during World WarII, which led to the development of the first nuclear weapons.
Emily Blunt portrays Oppenheimer's wife, Kitty, while Matt Damon portrays Lt. Gen. Groves, the director of the Manhattan Project, responsible for appointing Oppenheimer to oversee the bomb's development.
To prepare for his challenging role, Cillian devoted over five months to physical and emotional preparation. He embraced the physicality of the character and aimed to achieve a specific silhouette.
Oppenheimer had a very distinct physicality and silhouette, which I wanted to get right.- Cillian Murphy
The actor underwent significant weight loss to embody Oppenheimer's lean appearance, driven by a portrayal of the physicist's disciplined eating habits.
I had to lose quite a bit of weight, and we worked with the costume and tailoring; he was very slim, almost emaciated, existed on martinis and cigarettes.- Cillian Murphy
He had these really bright eyes, and I wanted to give him this wide-eyed look, so we worked on his silhouette and expressions a lot before starting.- Cillian Murphy
Emily Blunt also had her share of challenges to take on the role of Kitty Oppenheimer, involving significant physical transformation. She described it as a "monumental undertaking," wherein she restricted her diet to such an extent that she could "only eat, like, an almond every day" to achieve the desired appearance.
In an interesting turn of events, Cillian revealed that landing the lead role in "Oppenheimer" was a delightful surprise. The Irish actor expressed his desire to work with director Christopher Nolan and his eagerness to play a lead role. His wish was granted when Nolan personally offered him the role of Oppenheimer, leading Cillian to describe it as "a great day."
Christopher Nolan, known for his meticulous casting choices, explained:
I've been staring at the cover of the book 'American Prometheus' for so many months, and there's this photograph, black and white, a light blue-eyed stare, very intense, of this guy. And I thought, 'Well, I know who could do that.'- Christopher Nolan
The film's release saw Cillian Murphy's exceptional performance and enchanting eyes leaving a lasting impact on audiences. "Oppenheimer" showcases a captivating journey into the life and work of the man behind the atomic bomb, with Cillian's portrayal receiving high praise from both critics and viewers alike.