Photos of Cillian from the 28 Days Later 2002 press tour. Film critic Stephen Eustace interviewed him around that time and shared this sweet story with OFYCM:
My main memory of that was director Danny Boyle was taking interviews in one room and Cillian was in another room with his co-star Naomie Harris. When it was my turn to go into Cillian’s room, I was only interested in Cillian and only had questions for him even though I knew Naomie would be there too. I guess I wasn’t the only one who was focusing on Cillian, because I could see he was becoming increasingly mortified that Naomie was being practically ignored. He kept trying to involved her which I thought at the time was very nice of him.
An interview that Cillian did with an Italian blog while at the Berlin Film Festival in February was just published. Below are a few quotes via Google translate. Full interview in Italian and full sized photo at the link. Italian speakers out there - pls message if we messed up. (X)
- I’m not very good at the Hollywood lifestyle and try to avoid it. The less is known about an actor the more the audience can empathize with his character. Unlike many other colleagues I don’t have an entourage. I’m the boss and make the decisions. I don’t even know what the star system is. I have worked in Hollywood many times but I don’t want to live there. I prefer to stay close to my family.
- I’m an open person, I don’t subscribe to one school of thought over another and I’m open to everything. For example, I call myself an atheist but I believe you can be an atheist and nevertheless be open to other beliefs. If someone could prove to me that God exists, I would begin to have faith. But I need the evidence.
- For me success is being a good husband, a good father and a good human being. In essence, being good at what I do.
Makeup artist Karen Adler shared some details about Cillian’s 2012 Clash photoshoot (X):
Yet another weird and wonderful day with Cillian Murphy, I don’t know what we do but every time we go on shoots there’s a few funny stories to chat over after….We shot this with photographer Christian Oita in a wee darkened studio in the East End of London a few months ago………Wow this guy really nailed the pics… Always enjoy working with Cillian – truly talented and suits any hairstyle !!! (June 2012)
“Crane is not a good guy. I think it comes from serious, deep issues from a very young age. I think he’s got a serious inferiority complex, although he’s brilliant at the same time. And the Scarecrow incarnation—well, aren’t all of these villains a little whacked out? I think it’s much more interesting when there’s a distinction between the two sides of the character because when you put on a mask you want to justify it. The freedom the mask allows someone is to live all those fantasies in your head, good or bad, without revealing yourself.”
SFX June 2005
I don’t think this is an issue movie at all. It’s very simple; Patrick just wants to look pretty and wants to be loved. Perhaps if anything it’s a film about the triumph of innocence… a character going on a journey and the journey becoming his destination. ~ Cillian talks BoP (X)