‘Oppenheimer’ Camera Broke During Florence Pugh, Cillian Murphy Sex Scene: “It Was Not Ideal Timing”

Florence Pugh and Cillian Murphy experienced technical difficulties while filming a sex scene on the set of Oppenheimer, the actress shared this week during a Universal panel.

“In the middle of our sex scene, the camera broke,” Pugh shared. “No one knows this, but it did. Our camera broke when we were both naked, and it was not ideal timing.”

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Pugh played Jean Tatlock in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, who was in a relationship with Murphy’s titular protagonist before and during his marriage to Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer, played by Emily Blunt.

“Cillian and I are in this room together. It’s a closed set, so we’re both holding our bodies like this,” Pugh continued, wrapping her arms around herself.

The actress added that when someone arrived to fix the camera, she figured, “this is my moment to learn,” and asked the camera surgeon: “So tell me, what’s wrong with this camera?”

“You just make your moments,” Pugh told the crowd as they laughed at the anecdote. “I’m like, ‘What’s going on with the shutter here, buddy?'”

The actress went on to compliment Nolan’s full production team, saying that “every person on this set was so knowledgeable and was so ready to make this kind of movie that there was no dull moment. It was all amazing. It felt like we were lucky to be there every second of the day.”

Oppenheimer received 13 Oscar nominations Tuesday, the most of any film. Among the nods are those for best picture, best actor (Murphy), best director (Nolan) and best supporting actress (Blunt) and actor (Robert Downey Jr.).

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