Emily Blunt Was Nervous She Would not Perceive The “Oppenheimer” Script

In case you haven’t seen it, Emily Blunt’s efficiency in Oppenheimer is being hailed as one in every of her greatest but.

Nevertheless, regardless of the movie’s large success, Emily not too long ago confessed she had considerations about whether or not she’d have the ability to perceive the script when she was first supplied the half.

Throughout a current look on The Late Present with Stephen Colbert, Emily mirrored on how she ended up touchdown a task within the epic film, explaining that she received a name from Christopher Nolan and went over to his home for a gathering.

“He is the most understated person you’ve ever met,” she mentioned of the director. “We just chatted about God knows what, and then he goes, ‘Right, so, you know, I’m gonna make this movie, Oppenheimer. Have you heard?’”

Emily recalled that the legendary filmmaker casually handed her a script and mentioned he’d love for her to play Kitty — and “it was as simple as that,” she mentioned.

“You’re handed the script on red paper,” Emily defined, “because apparently you can’t photocopy red paper.”

And so, whereas she was actually excited by the prospect as she got down to learn the script, Emily admitted she was just a little intimidated by Christopher’s repute for complicated storytelling.

“I was worried I wouldn’t keep up with it,” she confessed. “His movies are so mind-bending and extraordinary, I was like, ‘Am I going to follow this?’”

“I read it in his library, which already makes you feel stupid because [there are] so many books. Just endless books,” she added.

If you already know something about Christopher’s work, it’ll come as no shock to listen to that Emily was just a little nervous about whether or not she’d absolutely grasp the complicated story, notably in mild of the truth that Oppenheimer has a runtime of three hours.

Nevertheless, she fortunately mastered the script and was in a position to ship an exceptional efficiency as Kitty. That mentioned, she actually wouldn’t have been the primary actor in a Nolan film to not solely discern what was happening.

Centering on the premise of time manipulation, Tenet stands as one in every of Christopher’s most complicated movies thus far — a lot in order that Robert Pattinson admitted that there have been occasions when capturing the film that he had no clue what was taking place.

“It’s an incredibly complicated movie, like all of Chris’s movies,” he informed Esquire in 2020, forward of the movie’s launch. “I mean, you have to watch them when they’re completely finished and edited three or four times to understand what the true meaning is.”

He added: “When you’re doing them, I mean, there were months at a time where I’m like, ‘Am I . . . I actually, honestly, have no idea if I’m even vaguely understanding what’s happening.’”

Regardless of this, Christopher subsequently spoke out to defend Rob and guarantee viewers that the actor truly did know what was happening — or a minimum of, that is what he thought.

“Rob’s read on the script was extremely acute,” the director informed GQ. “But he also understood the ambiguities of the film and the possibilities that spin off in the mind around the story. And so both things are true.”