Cillian Murphy Doesn’t Take Any Photos With Fans and His Reasons Will Surprise You

Cillian Murphy prefers having a conversation over pictures with fans.

Cillian Murphy Doesn't Take Any Photos With Fans and His Reasons Will Surprise You

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  • Hollywood star Cillian Murphy has gained the love and appreciation of millions around the world.
  • And it's not uncommon for him to be approached by fans for photos or autographs.
  • However, the actor prefers having a brief conversation to taking a quick picture with his fans.
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Cillian Murphy is getting candid about his unusual methods of interacting with his fans. The actor, known for starring in blockbuster shows and movies like Peaky Blinders and Oppenheimer, has gained the love and appreciation of millions around the world. And like any other celebrity, it’s not uncommon for him to be approached by fans for autographs and, in the current age, for photographs or a quick selfie.

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Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby in a still from Peaky Blinders
Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders

However, the Oscar-nominated actor, surprisingly, has a unique approach, as he shared during a recent interview that he prefers having a brief conversation to taking a quick picture with his fans.

Cillian Murphy’s Unique Approach to Fan Engagement

It’s much more convenient for many Hollywood stars or celebrities to quickly take a picture with their fans and move on. However, Cillian Murphy does not follow the same approach to fan interaction, as he shared during his recent interview with GQ Magazine.

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Cillian Murphy
Oppenheimer (2023)

Walking through the streets of Dublin, the actor was approached by a fan who, as usual, wanted a quick snap with him. “Oh, I don’t do photos,” Murphy told the person before having a brief conversation with him, as the 47-year-old actor believes that “it’s better to say hello and have a little conversation.”

And this way of fan interaction has changed his life. “But you don’t need a photo record of everywhere you’ve been in a day,” he said, emphasizing that he prefers having connections made and having shared memories rather than capturing everything in the camera.

Actor Cillian Murphy
Peaky Blinders

Despite his profession often being in front of the camera, Cillian Murphy doesn’t seem too fond of taking pictures in public, as he has shared in an earlier interview that he is always happy to chat. However, what he does not like is people covertly taking photographs or filming him when he is out in public.

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Cillian Murphy Seeks for Privacy Amidst Invasive Camera Culture

In an earlier interview with The Guardian, Hollywood actor Cillian Murphy expressed his concerns about the overwhelming prevalence of cameras and the lack of privacy. He also shared that he prefers to keep a low profile and values personal interactions.

Cillian Murphy as Jonathan Crane in The Dark Knight trilogy
Cillian Murphy in The Dark Knight trilogy

“I really don’t go out much,” he said, as he expressed discomfort with the practice of people taking photographs. “What I don’t like is people surreptitiously taking photographs,” he said before adding, “It’s so f**king weird.”

While he acknowledged his status as a public figure and beloved actor, Murphy also stressed the need to address the pervasiveness of cameras in public spaces. “I think this thing of having cameras everywhere is something we need to sort out,” he told the outlet.

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Hollywood star Cillian Murphy
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However, the Inception actor also acknowledged the generational shift in attitudes towards technology and privacy, as he said, “Or maybe I’m just old,” a reason he has also cited for his disinterest in social media or internet trends. The Irish actor is now nominated for Best Actor at the 2024 Oscars for his performance in the biographical thriller Oppenheimer.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.