Cillian Murphy is feeling the kenergy.
Following in the footsteps of Ryan Gosling, the Oppenheimer star shared he’s open to embracing a fantastic life in plastic as Ken in a potential sequel to Barbie.
“Sure, yeah,” Cillian told Cinéfilos in an interview shared July 17. “Let’s read the script, let’s have a conversation.”
In the meantime, Cillian said he was looking forward to watching the Barbie movie, which premiered the same day as Oppenheimer.
“I can’t wait to see the movie,” the 47-year-old said. “I think it’s great for cinema to get all these great movies happening this summer.”
However, a role in Barbie 2 will likely be a departure from Cillian’s transformation in Oppenheimer. After all, the actor observed a strict diet in order to portray J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb.
“I love acting with my body, and Oppenheimer had a very distinct physicality and silhouette, which I wanted to get right,” Cillian told the New York Times in May. “I had to lose quite a bit of weight, and we worked with the costume and tailoring; he was very slim, almost emaciated, existed on martinis and cigarettes.”