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Emily Blunt Claims Co-Star Cillian Murphy Only Ate An Almond A Day While Filming ‘Oppenheimer’

This upcoming weekend at the box office promises to be a big one. Both ‘Barbie‘ and ‘Oppenheimer‘ are hitting theaters this weekend, making for one of the weirdest double features ever.

Even though Oppenheimer hasn’t even been released yet, some people are suggesting the star of the movie, Cillian Murphy, could win the Best Actor nomination at The Oscars.

And for good reason. According to his co-star, Emily Blunt, he basically starved himself in order to transform into scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer.

During an interview with Extra, Blunt claimed Murphy ate just an almond a day while filming the movie…

He had such a monumental undertaking. And he could only eat, like, an almond every day. He was so emaciated.

Hopefully “an almond every day” is a bit of an exaggeration. We hope he at least got two or three almonds. Or maybe a freaking cashew once in a while.

Murphy has previously talked about his weight loss for the film, telling The New York Times the following…

I love acting with my body, and Oppenheimer had a very distinct physicality and silhouette, which I wanted to get right. I had to lose quite a bit of weight, and we worked with the costume and tailoring; he was very slim, almost emaciated, existed on martinis and cigarettes. You become competitive with yourself a little bit, which is not healthy. I don’t advise it.

Thanks for clarifying. I was about to get started on this almond a day diet. I had 365 ready to go!