What Cillian Murphy did to decompress after filming Oppenheimer

    In an exclusive interview with People magazine, Cillian Murphy revealed his unique method for decompressing after filming Oppenheimer.

    <p>Cillian Murphy (Source: Instagram)</p>

    Cillian Murphy marked the wrap-up of Oppenheimer in an unconventional manner. In an extensive interview featured in People's annual Oscar portfolio, the actor, alongside his co-stars Robert Downey Jr. and Emily Blunt, delved into topics ranging from their camaraderie on set to their peculiar relaxation rituals, including discussions about clams, nightmares involving kittens, and methods for unwinding after the filming concluded.

    Murphy confesses that he indulged in copious amounts of cheese after wrapping up his portrayal of scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer in the award-winning film.

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    Cillian Murphy's Unconventional Post-Filming Routine

    When questioned about his choice of dairy, Blunt, aged 41, was forthcoming with an explanation. "Because he needed to decompress. Cheese is a great decompression," remarked the actress, who portrayed his wife Kitty in Oppenheimer.

    Murphy, who had previously mentioned his fondness for cheese during the SAG-AFTRA strike, added that he was already well-supplied. He disclosed that he had received a considerable amount of complimentary cheese.Murphy humorously remarked that he had received "good cheese," such as an aged cheddar from reputable companies. He also joked about his affinity for parmesan cheese, expressing a desire to transport an entire wheel through customs if possible.

    Oppenheimer Cast (Source: Instagram)

    Where Were They When the Nominations Came In?

    The cast members shared memories of where they were when they first heard about Oppenheimer's Oscar nominations. Murphy was in Cork City, Ireland, enjoying tea with his parents and wife when he received the call. Meanwhile, Blunt had just dropped off her youngest daughter, whom she shares with John Krasinski, at daycare in New York City.

    Meanwhile, Downey, aged 58, who played Lewis Strauss, the chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and Oppenheimer's adversary, was asleep. He described his nap, saying, "I was dead asleep and I was having this nightmare that one of the kittens had taken one of my Nicorette wrappers and I was going to get in trouble again with the Mrs or my daughter Avri."

    Robert Downey Jr. (Source: Today Show)

    Oppenheimer was honored as one of the top ten films of 2023 by both the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute. Additionally, it received 13 nominations, including Best Picture, at the 96th Academy Awards.

    The 96th Academy Awards, with Jimmy Kimmel as the host, are scheduled to be broadcast live on Sunday, March 10th.