“I don’t enjoy the personality side”: Oppenheimer Star Cillian Murphy Confesses His True Feelings of Becoming Popular as Actor Joins Race for Potential Oscar Win

Oppenheimer Star Cillian Murphy Confesses His True Feelings of Becoming Popular as Actor Joins Race for Potential Oscar Win
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Christopher Nolan is back in the business with his new film, Oppenheimer starring Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, and Emily Blunt among several others. The new project is the talk of the town not only because of its fellow project, Barbie but also because of the impeccable work the former has delivered yet again.

Cillian Murphy in and as Oppenheimer
Cillian Murphy in and as Oppenheimer

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Cillian Murphy Finds Talk Shows Difficult!

Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer in Oppenheimer (2023)
Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer in Oppenheimer (2023)

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It is already known to his devoted fans that the actor prefers to keep out of the spotlight unless absolutely necessary which was a thing when Oppenheimer‘s fellow project, Barbie did a mega marketing campaign.


Speaking of being the center of attention in a recent interview with The Guardian, he shared that appearing on talk shows is something quite hectic for him.

“I do them because you’re contractually obliged to. I just endure them. I’ve always found it difficult. I’ve said this so many, many times.”

It is quite a known fact that actors often had to appear on shows and interviews to promote their projects which is something he found difficult to handle.

Cillian Murphy Expressed His Thoughts on His Popularity as Oppenheimer Shakes The World

Oppenheimer cast
The cast of Oppenheimer

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Talking more about his acting side, he mentioned that he is pleased to do what he likes. But, to think that he would have to accept the personality of an actor is something he’s not a fan of.

“I want to just caveat this by saying, I’m so privileged. I’m so happy to be doing what I love. I’m really lucky. But I don’t enjoy the personality side of being an actor. I don’t understand why I should be entertaining and scintillating on a talkshow. I don’t know why all of a sudden that’s expected of me. Why?”

While his thoughts are right in his own way, he also discussed the other side sharing that the film ecosystem has been evolved this way only.

“I get it’s a kind of ecosystem where the film feeds the publicity which feeds the talkshows which goes back and feeds the film, so, like, that’s how it works. I suppose I’m just not good at it. At interviews, at this stuff.”

Appearing in talk shows would escalate the chances of a project being in a good light, which is something he understands yet can’t get used to it. He has given a remarkable performance in the new film which has brought new hope among fans to get him to the Oscars. Given the response the film is getting, it is a most likely possibility that the film could get multiple nominations.


Oppenheimer is running in theatres.

Source: The Guardian


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