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Cillian Murphy Interview – Florence Pugh Sex Scenes Addressed

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During an interview for the Sydney Morning Herald, Cillian Murphy addressed the scenes in the new Christopher Nolan movie Oppenheimer, in which his and Florence Pugh’s characters get intimate. 

“Those scenes were written deliberately,” he said. “He [Nolan] knew that those scenes would get the movie the rating that it got. And I think when you see it, it’s so f—ing powerful. And they’re not gratuitous. They’re perfect. And Florence is just amazing.”

“I think she’s f—ing phenomenal,” Cillian added. “She has this presence as a person and on screen that is staggering. The impact she has [in ‘Oppenheimer’] for the size of the role, it’s quite devastating.”

Oppenheimer Controversy

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The new movie has sparked controversy in India, as the sex scene between Cillian Murphy’s character, J Robert Oppenheimer, and Florence Pugh’s character, Jean Tatlock, features a moment in which Jean pauses and grabs a Bhagavad Gita copy. Then, Oppenheimer reads a line from it, “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.” According to CNN, India’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) perceived the scene as an attack against Hinduism.

Uday Mahurkar, India’s Information Commissioner, called the scene “a direct assault on religious beliefs of a billion tolerant Hindus,” potentially “waging a war on the Hindu community.”

Cillian Murphy Oppenheimer Salary

According to this source, Cillian Murphy’s salary for Oppenheimer was $10 million, while Robert Downey JR., who was part of the cast as well, earned $4 million.

Published by HOLR Magazine.