“Hit him. He’ll be fine”: Christopher Nolan Pushed Emily Blunt To Slap Cillian Murphy Despite Her Not Being On Board With It

“Hit him. He’ll be fine”: Christopher Nolan Pushed Emily Blunt To Slap Cillian Murphy Despite Her Not Being On Board With It
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Christopher Nolan’s epic biography Oppenheimer was a highly anticipated movie that turned into a summer blockbuster and made more than $550M and is still counting, at the global box office. Following the success of the movie, the star cast appeared for an interview with Entertainment Weekly where they spilled the beans from behind the scenes.

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Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt

Discussing their favorite scene during the segment of the interview, Emily Blunt recalled her experience of slapping Cillian Murphy and broke down the rawness of the scene. Claiming the hitting scene to be her favorite part of the film, Blunt revealed shocking information of how she was pushed to slap Murphy, by Nolan. 

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Emily Blunt Raved About Her Work Experience 

As Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film Oppenheimer turned into a summer blockbuster, the main cast appeared for interviews and press conferences to discuss their experience and journey. Thus, following the release of Oppenheimer on 21st July 2023, Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, and others sat for an interview with Entertainment Weekly

Matt Damon and Emily Blunt reveal how they were constantly distracted by Cillian Murphy's eyes while shooting
Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and Cillian Murphy appeared for interviews

The main cast of Christopher Nolan‘s epic biography opened up about their work experience with the acclaimed filmmaker. Emily Blunt thus took the opportunity to rave about her profound experience of working with Nolan. Speaking about how wonderful and insightful it was to watch the filmmaker turn his vision into a masterpiece, Blunt praised the British director for his skills. 

Emily Blunt
Blunt raved about her work experience with Nolan

Not just Emily Blunt but also Cillian Murphy and Matt Damon opened up about their journey alongside Christopher Nolan. Along with the world, even the Oppenheimer cast hailed the legendary filmmaker while sharing the success of their $559M (and counting) movie. 

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Also read: “It’s a real problem… with Cillian”: Oscar Winner Matt Damon Found It Extremely Difficult to Work With ‘Oppenheimer’ Star For This Reason

Christopher Nolan Pushed Emily Blunt To Slap Her Co-star 

While Oppenheimer is busy counting the millions of dollars at the box office, the cast recalls their favorite scenes from the movie. During the interview with Entertainment Weekly, Emily Blunt shared her favorite scene, which sounded truly bizarre to the fans. Claiming to have enjoyed the slapping scene from the movie, Blunt revealed what went on behind the scenes.

Emily Blunt in Oppenheimer
Emily Blunt in Oppenheimer

Emily Blunt shared,

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I really didn’t wanna hit him, but you know Chris was like ‘hit him, he’ll be fine’. And I can see his rather famous cheekbone just started to grow even more on one side.

Mimicking the legendary filmmaker, the actress spilled the beans about how she initially hesitated to slap Cillian Murphy, but eventually, Christopher Nolan pushed her to make it happen. Blunt further went on to reveal why she enjoyed the particular scene despite withdrawing herself from slapping her co-star. 

Christopher Nolan
Blunt recalled how Nolan pushed her to slap Murphy

That scene I really enjoyed…it’s a really difficult scene for Cillian to play, you know he’s literally gibbering with incoherence and he’s having an episode and it was just so raw and emotional.

After explaining what made her fall in love with the scene, Emily Blunt mentioned how Christopher Nolan was behind all of it, and how calmly he made it happen. Proceeding further to praise Nolan even more, the actress went on with the interview. 

Oppenheimer is currently running in theatres worldwide. 

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Read more: Cillian Murphy Reveals Why Fans Can’t See Robert Downey Jr’s Deleted Oppenheimer Scenes: “There are no DVD extras”

Source: Entertainment Weekly 

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