“Holy Sh*t, I’m done!”: Emily Blunt Was Left Exhausted and Intimidated After Her First Visit To Christopher Nolan’s House

Emily Blunt talks visiting Christopher Nolan’s house to read the script of Oppenheimer

“Holy Sh*t, I’m done!”: Emily Blunt Was Left Exhausted and Intimidated After Her First Visit To Christopher Nolan’s House

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  • Emily Blunt, who played Katherine "Kitty" Oppenheimer, talks about working with Christopher Nolan in a new interview.
  • Blunt shared the intimidating experience of visiting Nolan's home and the visceral experience of reading Nolan's script.
  • Blunt also revealed how she prepared for her role in Oppenheimer and talked finding empathy for her character.
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Christopher Nolan is one of the biggest and most influential directors currently working in Hollywood. As a result, it is easy to understand that actors feel overwhelmed when approached to work with him. Actress Emily Blunt, who gained many plaudits for her role in Nolan’s recent blockbuster Oppenheimer, has shared a similar experience.

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Emily Blunt in Oppenheimer
Emily Blunt in Oppenheimer

Blunt recently appeared on a podcast, where she discussed working with Nolan for the first time. During the conversation, Blunt revealed the experience of visiting Nolan’s house to read the film’s script. However, the actress was left exhausted by the overall experience of visiting Nolan’s home and reading the script of Oppenheimer for the first time. Here is what Blunt shared about the experience.

Emily Blunt Talks About Her First Visit To Christopher Nolan’s House

Actress Emily Blunt plays the role of Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan’s biographical drama Oppenheimer. Blunt recently appeared on an episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast hosted by Josh Horowitz. During the podcast, Blunt discussed several moments from her career, including her work on Oppenheimer.

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Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt as Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer

Blunt revealed that she was contacted by Nolan’s team with the offer to play the role of Kitty. As a result, Blunt visited Nolan’s home, where she was given the screenplay to read. However, Blunt stated that she was already overwhelmed with visiting the Inception director’s home.

Blunt called reading Nolan’s script in his library a visceral experience before stating that she did not know what to do after finishing reading. As a result, Blunt texted Nolan’s wife, and said the following:

“I also didn’t know what to text so I went holy s**t I’m done.”

Blunt made the above admission regarding the experience of reading the script. Horowitz joked how Blunt’s text might have sent the wrong idea to Nolan’s wife before he and Blunt broke out into laughter. Keeping the jokes aside, Blunt added that she thought Nolan’s script was wonderful.

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Emily Blunt Reveals How She Got Into Character For Oppenheimer

During her conversation with Horowitz, the Jungle Cruise actress also spoke about getting into the character of Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Horowitz asked Blunt how she found the intersection between herself and her character.

Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt on the Happy Sad Confused podcast

Blunt stated the following about finding the similarities between herself and Kitty:

“I mean my feeling is I really tried to connect with their experience on every level like you tried to connect with the whole weather system of the person.”  

Blunt further expanded on her statement by adding that she enjoys learning about the idiosyncrasies and grievances of the characters she plays. As a result, she tried to empathize with the circumstances faced by Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer in real life.

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Thus, Blunt was able to connect with her character and deliver a strong performance. Her performance in the film earned her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the 96th Academy Award. Oppenheimer received a total of thirteen nominations at the upcoming Oscars, including a Best Director nomination for Nolan.

Oppenheimer is available to rent on Amazon Prime Video and other PVOD platforms.

Pratik Handore

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