Florence Pugh, who is receiving acclaim for her portrayal of Jean Tatlock, a Communist leader, in Christopher Nolan’s film “Oppenheimer,” recently shared in an interview with MTV UK that Nolan had apologized to her for the size of her role when offering it to her.
Pugh recalled her initial conversation with Nolan, stating, “I didn’t really know what was going on or what it was that was being made. Except I knew that Chris really, really wanted me to know that it wasn’t a very big role and he understands if I don’t want to come near it. And I was like, ‘Doesn’t matter. Even if I’m a coffee maker at a cafe in the back of the room, let’s do it.'”
Despite Nolan’s concerns about the role’s size, Pugh eagerly accepted it. Her character, Jean Tatlock, plays a pivotal role as a love interest to J. Robert Oppenheimer, portrayed by Cillian Murphy, in the film.
“Oppenheimer” has garnered attention in India for a scene featuring a reference to the Bhagavad Gita, during which the Central Board of Film Certification requested a CGI black dress for Pugh to secure clearance.