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The sex scenes in “Oppenheimer,” with Florence Pugh, were “not gratuitous,” said Cillian Murphy. The 47-year-old Irish actor, who starred in the summer blockbuster by Christopher Nolan, as J. Robert Oppenheimer, spoke about the brief role of Florance Pugh to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Murphy said that his sex scenes with Jean Tatlock, 27, the “Little Women” star who played his mistress in the film, were done for a reason. He said, “Those scenes were written deliberately.”
Earlier this week, in an interview with the newspaper, Murphy 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.”
Oppenheimer, who got the nickname “father of the atomic bomb,” was in connection with Tatlock before as well as during his marriage to Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer, his wife, whose role is played by Emily Blunt in the movie.
Murphy again mentioned Pugh and praised her with the particular words, “I think she’s f—ing phenomenal. 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.”
The movie has already earned 80.5 million dollars in the opening week. This R-rated historical drama got released alongside “Barbie,” a movie by Greta Gerwig. These two moves have become the absolute cultural craze and are being called “Barbenheimer.” These two movies have created history as they made it to the list of the biggest overall weekend in the history of Cinema and made the fourth place.