Oppenheimer: Cillian Murphy calls Robert Downey Jr the most ‘electrifying actor I’ve ever worked with’

Cillian Murphy was filled with reward for his Oppenheimer costar Robert Downey Jr.

The Irish actor, 47, stars as the eponymous “father of the atomic bomb” in Christopher Nolan’s new characteristic whereas Downey Jr, 58, performs his nemesis, Atomic Power Fee chairman Lewis Strauss.

In a brand new interview with GQ, Murphy was requested about his intense preparation for the function.

“I knew the script roughly earlier than we went into work, which isn’t one thing I’ve ever carried out earlier than. Solely in theatre, as a result of there was a lot textual content, and it was fairly dense. I wished to not be fearful about the textual content after I went on the flooring,” he stated.

Nevertheless, in his scenes with Iron Man star Downey Jr, Murphy revealed that numerous their interactions have been improvised.

“A number of the scenes I’ve with Downey, it was fairly unfastened and fairly improvisational,” he stated.

“I imply, performing with him was was was was simply extraordinary. He’s simply electrifying, the most accessible engaged, current, unpredictably good actor I’ve ever worked with.”

Cillian Murphy (left) and Robert Downey Jr in ‘Oppenheimer’

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The 2 actors have been buying and selling compliments all through the press run for Oppenheimer.

In a current interview with Individuals journal, Downey Jr stated of Murphy: “I’ve by no means witnessed a higher sacrifice by a lead actor in my profession.

“He knew it was going to be a behemoth ask when [Nolan] known as him. However I believe he additionally had the humility that’s required to outlive enjoying a job like this.”

Demonstrating Murphy’s devotion, Downey Jr recalled: “We’d be like, ‘Hey, we bought a three-day weekend. Perhaps we’ll go antiquing in Santa Fe. What are you going to do?’ ‘Oh, I’ve to be taught 30,000 phrases of Dutch. Have a pleasant time.’ However that’s the nature of the ask.”

Equally, Emily Blunt, who performs Oppenheimer’s spouse, biologist Kitty Oppenheimer, stated Murphy skipped solid dinners attributable to the “monumental” strain of the function.

Robert Downey Jr as Lewis Strauss

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Greatest recognized for his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Downey Jr holds two Academy Award nominations, which he obtained for his function as Charlie Chaplin in Richard Attenborough’s 1991 biopic, Chaplin, and for his comedic function in Ben Stiller’s satirical warfare comedy Tropic Thunder (2008).

In an interview with The New York Instances, the actor stated he was pleased to have “regained my reference to a extra purist strategy to creating motion pictures” after his time enjoying a superhero.

After exiting the MCU in 2019, Downey Jr dived straight into an ill-advised Dr Dolittle remake (Dolittle), which was ridiculed by critics and fell flat at the field workplace.

“Dolittle was a two-and-a-half-year wound of squandered alternative,” he advised The NYT.

“Then outdated Chris Nolan calls, and attending to see the spartan, virtually monastic method he approaches this artwork kind, it was like going to the different aspect of the moon.”

Oppenheimer is out now in cinemas.

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