Peaky Blinders actor Cillian Murphy has shared his thoughts on fandom and being photographed by fans. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the actor expressed his discomfort with taking pictures with fans, comparing it to being a woman and having a man photographing him.
“I don’t like being photographed by people. I find that offensive. If I was a woman, and it was a man photographing me…” he said.
The actor, who is best known for his role as Thomas Shelby in the hit TV series Peaky Blinders, also admitted that he doesn’t go out much unless he has a film to promote.
“Fame is like commuting. You have to commute to get to your destination,” he added.
Murphy is currently awaiting the release of his next film with director Christopher Nolan, titled “Oppenheimer”. The actor praised the film, calling it “sensational” and “the best script I ever read”. The story is told entirely in the first person from Oppenheimer’s perspective, which the actor appreciated.
“As a person who loves films — I’m not saying it ’cause I’m in the fucking thing, I hate looking at myself — but as a lover of film, as a cinephile, I’m a Chris Nolan fan,” he said.
Despite his discomfort with fame and being photographed, Murphy has gained a large following of fans for his work in film and television. He has received critical acclaim for his performances in movies such as Inception, Dunkirk, and A Quiet Place Part II.
While the actor may not enjoy being in the public eye, his talent and dedication to his craft continue to be admired by fans and colleagues alike.