Murphy speaks-up about his on-screen sex scenes with Florence Pugh in Oppenheimer

47 years old Irish actor, Cillian Murphy speaking candidly about his on-screen sex scenes with Florence Pugh in the nuclear bomb epic Oppenheimer, Cillian Murphy said that they were ‘not gratuitous’.

The eagerly anticipated movie Oppenheimer, which will be released in theaters on July 21st 2023, stars Murphy as the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and Pugh as the psychiatrist and doctor Jean Tatlock.

Speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald, Murphy says “That was a crazy time,” “that intersection between science and politics. That was crazy. [The moment Oppenheimer realized] his utility was over. After that, the scientists, certainly in the army, were cut out. That moment in the movie is very telling.”

The 2023 Drama/Thriller, was based on World War II, J. Robert Oppenheimer. Where he is assigned to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project by Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. Years are spent by Oppenheimer and a group of scientists designing and building the atomic bomb.

Directed by Christopher Nolan, the movie faced a critical response. When criticism was leveled at the writing of the female characters, critics commended Oppenheimer for its storyline, the performances of the cast (especially Murphy and Downey Jr. ), and the aesthetics. It was generally recognized as the finest or one of the best movies of 2023.

Murphy also mentioned that the sex scene were put in intentionally. He was aware that about the rating those scenes and whole movie would get. He also praised Florence by saying “Florence is just amazing”. The movie received a rating of 15 due to ‘infrequent nudity and sexual content’.

Those scenes were written deliberately. [Nolan] knew that those scenes would get the movie the rating that it got. And I think when you see it, it’s so f**king powerful. And they’re not gratuitous. They’re perfect.

Cillian Murphy

Nolan’s historical biopic Oppenheimer though having a rating of 15, managed to win hearts of fans and critiques. And is on of the best movies of 2023 so far.

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