Christopher Nolans Oppenheimer Actors Florence Pugh and Cillian Murphy will be in “prolonged full nudity” according to a new report.
Murphy plays nuclear scientist J Robert Oppenheimer in the film, which hits theaters this month. A major subplot involves his relationship with psychiatrist and doctor Jean Tatlock, played by Pugh.
Speak with The guardMurphy said he has “strict orders” not to discuss details of the film’s plot, but gave details of the chemistry tests between him, Pugh and Emily Blunt, who plays Oppenheimer’s wife, Kitty.
“You put two actors in a room to see if there’s a spark, and all the producers and the director sit at a table and watch,” he recalls. “I don’t know what metric they’re using and it seems so incredibly silly, but sometimes the chemistry is right and nobody knows why.”
The report also added that Murphy and Pugh shared scenes of “continuous total nudity,” which is true Oppenheimer One of Nolan’s rare films to show a significant interest in sex and relationships.
Fans suspected Nolan would be venturing into that territory in June when the news broke Oppenheimer had received the filmmaker’s first US “R” rating since his 2002 film insomnia.
An R rating is roughly equivalent to a ’15’ in the UK, although the age rating for an individual film will vary at the discretion of each country’s rating authorities. A PG-13 is now considered more or less equivalent to a “12A” in the UK.
Oppenheimer received the R rating for “some sexuality, nudity and language” while in the UK it received a 15 certificate for “strong language and sex”.
The film remains one of this summer’s most hyped blockbusters, with Nolan teasing last month that it left early viewers “devastated”.
“You can’t speak. I mean, there’s an element of fear that’s in the story and in the background,” the director said.
Next to Murphy, Pugh and Blunt, Oppenheimer features a large cast that includes Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Rami Malek, Gary Oldman, Dane DeHaan, Josh Hartnett, Kenneth Branagh, Matthew Modine, Casey Affleck, Alden Ehrenreich and Jason Clarke.
Blunt announced this week that the cast reunited during filming of the film in the New Mexico desert in 2022, but Murphy declined to attend the cast’s dinners together.
“The sheer volume of what he had to put up with and shoulder is so monumental,” he said A quiet place star said. “Of course he didn’t want to come to dinner with us.”
Oppenheimer hits theaters on July 21, the same day as Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. Eager fans are already planning to buy tickets to see both films back-to-back. The viral trend dubbed “Barbenheimer” has become so popular that even Murphy, Margot Robbie, and Tom Cruise have publicly endorsed it.