‘Oppenheimer’ Actor Read Bhagavad Gita to Prepare for Role

Actor Cillian Murphy, who plays the lead role in Christopher Nolan’s biopic ‘Oppenheimer’, said that he read the Bhagavad Gita while preparing for the role.

Murphy plays the role of American physicist Julius Robert Oppenheimer, known as the “father of the atomic bomb”. This biopic will release on July 21.

After the testing of the first atomic bomb in 1945, Oppenheimer remembered the Gita to invoke a quote “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”. So, Murphy’s revelation when asked about Gita’s influence on Oppenheimer, is gaining traction on the internet.

“I did read the Bhagavad Gita in preparation, and I thought it was an absolutely beautiful text, very inspiring. I think it was a consolation to him, he kind of needed it and it provided him a lot of consolation, all his life,” the actor said in a viral video.

The movie stars Murphy, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr, Emily Blunt, and Florence Pugh.

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