Celebrities often make dietary changes for various reasons, Cillian Murphy one of the most lauded actors in Hollywood had to do the same. The Peaky Blinders star made a drastic diet change despite the fear of a killer disease.

Actor Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy is undeniably an impeccable actor who has earned an incredible fanbase after his super hit series Peaky Blinders. But this wasn’t an easy task for the actor to make his iconic character eminent. Murphy had to make a stern change in his regimen despite fearing a disease.

Cillian Murphy Ditched 15-Year Vegetarian Diet For Peaky Blinders 

Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders

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Cillian Murphy is known for playing successful roles in movies, especially lauded for his iconic role in the super hit series Peaky Blinders. The Oppenheimer star was a vegetarian for 15 years until he consented to join the cast as the main lead in the series. Murphy once opened up about his diet transformation and why he opted for a vegetarian lifestyle. Fans might be startled to know that the decision wasn’t out of the moral values but due to the fear of a deadly disease. The Inception star told Mr Porter in an interview that:

“I was vegetarian for about 15 years. But it was never a moral decision. It was more that I was worried about getting mad cow disease.”

Cillian Murphy revealed that opting for the vegetarian lifestyle was primarily not a moral decision but rather driven by concerns about the killer infection of Mad Cow disease that affected British cattle and posed a risk to humans who consumed infected meat. Murphy feared that he might get the infection which could have ended his life.

After the Red Eye actor signed for Peaky Blinders, he was reintroduced to meat as the makers didn’t want him to look like a skinny Irish man. So, Murphy’s trainer recommended eating meat to bulk up and the actor agreed. He also mentioned that his first experience with meat after a long vegetarian journey was a venison steak he had in a restaurant.

Cillian Murphy Followed a Rigorous Diet For Oppenheimer

Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer

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Cillian Murphy after slaying the role of Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders had to undergo another drastic diet change for his recent role in Christopher Nolan‘s film. The actor made an extraordinary sacrifice to play the role of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer in the biopic. Murphy’s transformation included a substantial weight loss to play the key role in the film for which the actor used extreme weight loss techniques like eating an almond a day.

Cillian Murphy took more than 5 months to achieve Oppenheimer’s look. The actor was intensely determined to bring out the best in the character and aimed to get the wide-eyed look for Nolan’s project. The 28 Days Later star worked closely with costume and tailoring professionals to achieve the physicist’s shadow and features. The biopic has a star-studded cast like Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., and many other acclaimed actors.

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Source: Mr Porter


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