Reblogging in case you missed this post from the weekend because the photoshoot is gorgeous and the interview in The Sunday Times is pretty great too. Click the read more for the full interview and for more photos go here. Some highlights:
- About his Peaky Blinders hair, it’s dyed black. And he’s 5’8”. IMDB needs to get on that!
- He judges a Hollywood blockbuster by how many novels he reads while waiting for his scenes. His record? “Twelve — and I’m not even a fast reader.”
- He laughs about his Batman audition. “Absurdly, I tried out for Batman. Nolan said ‘You’re not quite right,’ and I was like ‘I know I’m not!’”
- About Health Ledger’s death, “I still really haven’t gotten over that. The performance he gave in The Dark Knight, it’s one for the gods.”
- He retells the story of his awkward airport encounter with Philip Seymour Hoffman (audio here) and how they got to know each other later on the awards circuit in 2006.
- On collaborating with his wife, visual artist Yvonne McGuinness, apart from having kids: “We’ll collaborate when the time’s right. We came close a couple of times.”
- About slimming down for Heart of the Sea, he says he lost more than a stone and that some of the actors went a bit maverick in pursuit of the perfect sea-stranded physique. “You get a group of men together and they start getting competitive.”
Oh, and a certain blog whose name had to be edited to be fit for print is mentioned. Oh f*** yeah!
Film Meme: films (2/10)
Sunshine (2007; dir. Danny Boyle)
Another great interview in the latest RTE Guide. In addition to that quote about his kids & a photo of Cillian looking equally unimpressed, here are some highlights:
- The first time the interviewer met him was back in 1999 when then 23 year old Cillian asked if his grandmother might get a mention in the article. <— Love that!
- He finds the stage a safer place than film “because theatre is ephemeral, it’s here today and gone tomorrow whereas film is there forever.”
- His biggest hangup as an actor is that he hasn’t done a classical role. “I’m lacking in confidence, I didn’t train and classical text still feels slightly alien to me.”
- About Peaky Blinders having yet to win any major awards he says “Awards are so arbitrary. To say that one thing is better than another is crazy.”
- About why he’s so reluctant to share anything personal, he says he’s shit at it. “There are actors and musicians who are just good at that, working a room, but that is not really my thing. It’s not to say that I’m not opinionated or that I don’t have any political views. I do. But I don’t feel the need to use the media as a platform to shout them out loud. Judge me on the work, that’s all I can say.”
Read the two page interview here.
Cillian Murphy for So It Goes magazine 
"The thing that peaked my interest in acting was originally theatre, it wasn’t film — I was interested in film but it never seemed like a possibility — whereas theatre did. I was very lucky in that I got to work with great theatre companies and directors in Ireland, and work on great material very quickly. It was the only training ground I knew. The classic way of playing small parts, then playing slightly bigger parts." [x]
There’s a couple of jars smashed in that lane, John. Clear them up, will you?
It’s just a couple of secs, but a relaxed, happy and seriously fit Cillian at the Galway Arts Festival today during a featured talk, "The Enduring Appeal of the Mixtape," with the brothers who run Irish music blog Fractured Air. From a short video of week 1 festival highlights. (X)
Anonymous asked: The worst Cillian-Fanpage that I've ever seen
Cillian is that you?
LOL The blog was mentioned by the writer in Cillian’s new Sunday Times interview though: ‘…busier women than me have lost afternoons to the online fan site F*** Yeah Cillian Murphy.’
Bringing this back to share Cillian’s lovely comment about Dark Knight costar Heath Ledger in his new interview in the Sunday Times Magazine: "The performance he gave in The Dark Knight, it’s one for the gods."
Art by Eri-Sadistic-Snake on Deviantart (X)
While you were sleeping… a new photoshoot + interview with Cillian surfaced in the Sunday Times Magazine. This is a the first page of the article. Several gorgeous photos + a really good interview from the set of Peaky Blinders all posted on the blog earlier, check it all out here.