Cillian Murphy played the lead character as the physicist in the new bomb movie Oppenheimer with Florence Pugh as co-star amongst others.
Spoiler alert, there was steamy sex scenes between Murphy and Pugh characters. And the actor thinks the public may find the sex scene unnecessary.
Perhaps that’s why Cillian goes up to defend the movie before its debut last Friday. The actor praised his Oppenheimer co-star Florence Pugh and their great graphic sex scenes.
In a recent interview with Sydney Morning Herald conducted before the SAG-AFTRA strike he said, “Those scenes were written deliberately.”
Referring to the Oppenheimer director, “He 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. And Florence is just amazing.”
Cillian Murphy also raved about Pugh’s screen presence. “I have loved Florence’s work since Lady Macbeth and I think she’s f–king phenomenal,” he added.
“She has this presence as a person and on-screen that is staggering. The impact she has [in Oppenheimer] for the size of the role, it’s quite devastating.”
Although Pugh’s role in Oppenheimer can be considered minor, Cillian says she brought it to life and made it memorable. In the bomb movie, the actress portrayed Jean Tatlock, the physicist’s mistress.
One particular scene shows Pugh asking Cillian Murphy’s character about his book collection while having sex. She then proceeds to bring him a book, the Hindu holy text the Bhagavad-Gita, to read to her.
Then he mouths the infamous quote, “I have become Death, destroyer of worlds,” and they return to their passionate lovemaking. There were other graphic sex scenes as well.
Cillian Murphy’s sex scene with the holy book stirred a somewhat kind of agitation in India. Uday Mahurkar, journalist and founder of the Save Culture Save India Foundation, issued an open letter to Nolan insisting that movie goes against Hinduism.
Although the director didn’t reply, he mentioned in an earlier interview that sex scenes were key to understanding the life of the physicist.
Still, Cillian Murphy’s sex scenes induced agitation did not stop movielovers from watching the movie since its release. It even topped the box office in India.
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