Source: HT News Service
Published on: July 27, 2023


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Cillian Murphy, known for portraying J Robert Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan’s latest film, expresses his interest in taking on the role of Ken and eagerly anticipates watching Ryan Gosling’s Barbie.

Cillian Murphy is earning rave reviews for his performance in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. In a new interview with Cinefilos, Cillian was asked whether he would be interested in playing Ken. The actor plays physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the Atomic Bomb, in the biopic. Oppenheimer released on July 21, the same day as Greta Gerwig’s film Barbie, which revolves around two plastic dolls, Barbie and her boyfriend Ken.

About Oppenheimer and Barbie

Oppenheimer is set during a period in history when he understood that testing the atomic bomb would destroy the world but that didn’t stop him from pushing the button. it is based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning biography “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer.” It also stars Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr, Florence Pugh and Matt Damon in pivotal roles. Meanwhile, Barbie stars Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken. Barbie follows around the premise of Barbie and Ken on a journey of self-discovery to the real world following an existential crisis.

Cillian Murphy thoughts about playing Ken

In a new interview with Cinefilos, the snippet of which has surfaced online on Twitter, Cillian was asked whether he would be interested in playing Ken. He said, “Sure, yeah! Let’s read the script and let’s have a conversation. I can’t wait to see it. I think it’s great for cinema to get all these great movies happening this summer.”

Oppenheimer & Barbie’s clash at box office

The simultaneous release of Barbie and Oppenheimer became a global trend named Barbenheimer as both the movies continue to make records at the box office. In India, Oppenheimer has fared better than Barbie, although at the US box office, Barbie has outperformed than Oppenheimer.

The Hindustan Times review of Oppenheimer read, “Through its blistering tale of destruction, Oppenheimer deconstructs the idea of what a “biopic” should be. A statement of facts peppered with context and perspective? Or something greater? The end of a conversation, or the beginning of one? In asking us a series of important questions, Christopher Nolan crafts a piece of cinema that may not serve as spectacle, but it certainly is epic.”

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