Source: HT News Service
Published on: July 20, 2023


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Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy’s co-star, disclosed his remarkable transformation into J. Robert Oppenheimer for Christopher Nolan’s new film, achieved by consuming just one almond a day.

The eagerly-awaited Oppenheimer will be released in India on Friday. In a recent interview, actor Emily Blunt had spoken about Cillian Murphy’s weight loss; he plays the lead J Robert Oppenheimer in the Christopher Nolan film.

Speaking about how the role required drastic changes to his diet, Emily Blunt revealed what Cillian ate. She said to achieve his weight loss, which was necessary for the role, Cillian ate only ‘an almond’ per day.

Cillian Murphy’s strict diet

In a recent interview, Emily Blunt told Extra, “He had such a monumental undertaking. And he could only eat, like, an almond every day. He was so emaciated.”

Cillian Murphy had told The New York Times in May this year, “I love acting with my body, and Oppenheimer had a very distinct physicality and silhouette, which I wanted to get right. I had to lose quite a bit of weight, and we worked with the costume and tailoring; he was very slim, almost emaciated, and existed on martinis and cigarettes.”

On his weight loss

While Cillian Murphy didn’t replicate J Robert Oppenheimer’s reported diet – cigarettes and martinis – the exact methods he used to lose weight haven’t been disclosed. However, it has been hinted that the diet was quite restrictive.

Speaking about his weight loss, Cillian recently mentioned that he almost got caught in unhealthy habits, pushing things a touch too far. “You become competitive with yourself a little bit which is not healthy. I don’t advise it,” he told the Guardian in a recent interview.

About Oppenheimer

Christopher Nolan, known for films such as Tenet, Interstellar, Inception and The Prestige, has directed Oppenheimer. This marks the first time he has made a biopic of a real person – J Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), the theoretical physicist, who helped develop the first nuclear weapons. Emily Blunt will be seen as his wife with a supporting cast that includes Robert Downey Jr, Matt Damon and Florence Pugh.

Oppenheimer will be released on July 21, alongside Greta Gerwig’s Barbie featuring Margot Robbie in the lead role and Ryan Gosling as Ken.

Disclaimer: Except for the headline and synopsis, this story has been taken from the HT News Service