Irish actor Cillian Murphy, who is recently seen in “Oppenheimer” is defending director Christopher Nolan’s decision to include sex scenes in the biopic on the father of the atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer.
In the interview, when an interviewer asked whether he felt his sex scenes with Florence Pugh were needed to tell the story.
Murphy replied, “I think they were vital in this in this movie,”. “I think the relationship that he has with [Pugh’s character] Jean Tatlock is one of the most crucial emotional parts of the film. I think if they’re key to the story then they’re worthwhile.”
He added, “Listen, no one likes doing them, they’re the most awkward possible part of our job. But sometimes you have to get on with it.”
Let us tell you, Oppenheimer is rated R for “some sexuality, nudity, and language.” And this is the first of Nolan’s films that contains sex scenes.
Nolan also had the same response when he spoke to Insider about his choice to include the sex scenes, which marks the first time in his filmography filming sexually graphic material.
“When you look at Oppenheimer’s life and you look at his story, that aspect of his life, the aspect of his sexuality, his way with women, the charm that he exuded, it’s an essential part of his story,” he said.
“His very intense relationship with Jean Tatlock, played by Florence Pugh, is one of the most important things in his life. But not least for the fact that Jean Tatlock was very explicitly a Communist and his obsession with her, therefore, had enormous ramifications for his later life and his ultimate fate.” He continued.