“I can’t remember what I did last week”: Cillian Murphy’s Realistic Concern Proves Not Everyone Can Be Britney Spears

Cillian Murphy used to read biographies back in the day, but now he cannot seem to remember stuff!

“I can’t remember what I did last week”: Cillian Murphy’s Realistic Concern Proves Not Everyone Can Be Britney Spears

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  • Veteran actor Cillian Murphy is known for portraying the iconic character of Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders.
  • The actor revealed that he used to read biographies in the early days but would soon forget what they were about.
  • Murphy revealed in a seperate interview that he was glad the promotion of Oppenheimer was over!
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Cillian Murphy has always been a phenomenal actor, known for portraying a plethora of iconic roles throughout his career in Hollywood. From starring in Peaky Blinders to Oppenheimer, the actor has indeed come a long way.

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In a recent interview with GQ, Cillian Murphy revealed that he has difficulties remembering stuff. American icon and singer Britney Spears, on the other hand, wrote her biography which is filled with details that were 20 years old!

Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy
Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy Cannot Remember Much Stuff!

In an interview with GQPeaky Blinder star Cillian Murphy talked about… well, a lot of things. From books to memories, from man caves to cowboys and farmers, Murphy had a lot to talk about after the release of his 2023 magnum opus Oppenheimer. 

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

As the interview continued, the actor talked about the concept of memory. The actor revealed while talking about memories that there are certain things that he simply cannot remember. Murphy stated that he cannot remember the events of his last week [jokingly, we hope]. Here’s what Murphy had to say about the Bacon Biography of 2021 and the conversation that followed:

“I love the work, but just the life. That kind of unique relentlessness that he had as an artist.”

The interviewer asked him whether he read biographies of famous people and here’s what Murphy had for an answer!

“When I was starting out. I always worry, though, reading them—because I can’t remember what I did last week…. I often wonder about the self-mythologizing.”

On the other hand, people talked about Britney Spears and how she introduced every minute and intricate detail to any event that may have happened roughly 20 years ago!

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Cillian Murphy Compares S*x To Acting!

Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer
Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer

As the interview further progressed, Murphy revealed that he was quite happy to stop with the promotion of Oppenheimer since he was pretty tired. The actor revealed that he felt that it was a broken model and a model in which he had to be a part!

“I think it’s a broken model. The model is—everybody is so bored.. Same was the case with ‘Peaky Blinders’. The first three seasons there was no advertising, a tiny show on BBC Two; it just caught fire because people talked to each other about it.”

He further continued,

“It’s like Joanne Woodward said, ‘Acting is like s*x—do it, don’t talk about it’. People always used to say to me, ‘He has reservations’ or ‘He’s a difficult interviewee.’ Not really! I love talking about work, about art. What I struggle with, and find unnecessary, and unhelpful about what I want to do, is: ‘Tell me about yourself…’”

With high ratings and rave reviews, Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy’s Oppenheimer received a rating of 8.4/10 on IMDB and a whopping 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. The 2023 film is currently available to rent on Apple TV+ in the U.S.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.