during a “Oppenheimer” panel with Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh and Jamie Dornan as moderator, Pugh revealed that some technical difficulties arose during a sex scene between her and Murphy.
“In the middle of our sex scene, the camera broke. Nobody knows, but that’s how it was,” Pugh said. “Our camera broke when we were both naked and it wasn’t the ideal time.”
Pugh added that there weren’t many cameras available, and one was in the store. Then they had to figure out how to repair the camera that broke.
“Cillian and I are in this room together. It’s a closed set, so we both hold our bodies like this,” she said, hugging herself. Then a person came into the room to try to fix the camera.
“I think, well, this is my time to learn. ‘So tell me, what’s wrong with this camera?’” she recalled saying to the person who entered the room. “You just create your moments. I was like, ‘What’s going on with the shutter here, dude?'”
Pugh later said that director Christopher Nolan explained that there was a problem with the way the light was coming in.
“It was crazy that every person on this set was so knowledgeable and so ready to make this type of movie that there was never a dull moment. Everything was amazing. I felt like we were lucky to be there every second of the day,” she said.
Pugh played Jean Tatlock, who was in a relationship with Murphy’s J. Robert Oppenheimer before and during his marriage to Blunt’s Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer.
“Oppenheimer” received the most nominations at the 2024 Oscars with 13, including best picture.