CILLIAN: ‘For myself and Tom, we were both -’ TOM: ‘Lazy!’ CILLIAN: ‘Lazy, non-skiers.’ TOM: ‘Lazy beyond words, man.’ - Cillian Murphy & Tom Hardy.
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A new Interview with Cillian in The West Australian for the Australian release of Broken. He talks a bit about the film, about the importance of having a stable family life and of his dislike of “celebrity”.
Click on picture will take you to the interview.
Cillian Murphy shows up looking like he’s in disguise. For a start, that beard: tufty and reddish, like he’s been on a desert island for a month. He is not willowy, as he comes across on-screen, but wiry and compact, five-foot-six at a guess. He is also wearing Ray Bans, which he keeps on for almost all of our interview — a crime, given those plunge-pool eyes of his. But he prefers not to be recognised. ‘Poor man,’ he says, of Robert Pattinson and his screaming fans. ‘I wouldn’t like that at all.’ (X)
Breakfast on Pluto (Ireland - UK, 2005)
Fun wardrobe fact: When asked about his favourite BoP outfit, Cillian replied, “Probably these really tight blue pants with a flare, a big fur coat, a blond wig with a bibbly-bobbly hat, and massive Jackie O. Shades.” VMAN, 2005
Veggie Cillian Chops Up Meat For Film Role. Vegetarian movie star Cillian Murphy chopped up pigs in a Luxembourg abattoir as preparation for his role as a butcher boy in Girl with a Pearl Earring because he didn’t want to appear to be a phony in the film.
The 28 Days Later star admits he hates seeing non-smoking actors attempting to smoke in movies - because they always look awkward, and he didn’t want meat handlers insisting he was faking it.
He says, “We chopped shit up. It was my idea. It’s not method acting; it’s just so, when I come on screen, people don’t go, ‘Hang on a minute, that guy’s never carried a pig before.’
“Otherwise some butcher in the audience will stand up and rip on the whole movie.” ~ contactmusic.com, Jan 2004
“There is nothing to fear but fear itself.”
Christopher Nolan shared a great story about the filming of Scarecrow’s horse ride:
“We had devised an elaborate rig for him [Cillian] to sit on to simulate movement of a horse, but it turned out the best way to do it is just get the horse trainer to put Cillian on his shoulders, and to just have the trainer bobbing and weaving like a horse.” (X)
Cillian as Pat the Barman in The Tale of Sweety Barrett (1998)
Sweety Barrett was Cillian’s first feature film, and in an interview a couple of years ago he described how nervous he was pulling pints for Brendan Gleeson. (X) He does look kind of nervous there, doesn’t he? :)
It was just over a year ago that Nolan gave the actor a two hour window to read the script and earmark the part he felt best suited to. “He didn’t say, ‘Take whatever role you want.’” Murphy hastens to add, “I wasn’t going to steal Leonardo DiCaprio’s part. But he said, ‘I have an idea what you might be good for… Tell me what you think.’ And we both agreed. It’s different for me. It’s not like any character I’ve played before.” ~ Cillian Murphy discusses Inception in Total Film Magazine, 2010