Why does Cillian Murphy refuse photos with fans? Actor responds

The actor Cillian Murphy He is known, in addition to his films, series and prominent roles, for his habit of refusing to take photos with his fans.

The star’s behavior has already provoked diverse reactions, and more than that: curiosity about the reason behind this behavior.

Now 47 years old, Cillian became known worldwide for his role as gangster Thomas Shelby in the Netflix series ‘Peaky Blinders’ (2013 – 2022).

This year, he is one of the Oscar nominees for Best Actor for his performance in ‘Oppenheimer’one of the most acclaimed films of 2023.

When asked why he doesn’t take photos with fans, the actor replied that he prefers to have a dialogue with his admirers instead of posing for selfies, wherever he may be.

“When I started doing this, my life changed. I just think it’s more valuable to say ‘hello’ and chat a little. I say this to a lot of people, you know, actor friends of mine, and they’re like, ‘I feel so bad.’ But you don’t need a photographic record of every place you’ve visited in a day,” he confessed in an interview with GQ.

Nothing workaholic

Cillian Murphy in ‘Oppenheimer’ – Photo: Reproduction

The actor also revealed that he always seeks to fulfill his desire to work on just one film per year, which is part of his attempt to live his life as normally as possible.

“I have some friends who are actors, but most of them are not. Most of my friends are not in the business. And I think, for me, a lot of research as an actor involves just living a normal life, doing ordinary things, and just being able to observe and exist in this kind of lovely flow of humanity.”

If I lived a longer life workaholicCillian Murphy believes that it would not be easy at all, as there would be little time to rest between a film festival and a film set or between promotional trips to promote films.

“I’m not saying that makes him a better or worse actor, but it’s just a world that I couldn’t exist in. I think it would be very limiting in terms of what you can experience as a human being, you know?”, concludes the actor.

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