“Tommy Shelby Is Burdened With Intelligence”: Cillian Murphy Talks About His Character Spilling Some Secrets

“Tommy Shelby Is Burdened With Intelligence”: Cillian Murphy Talks About His Character Spilling Some Secrets

Well, there is no easy way of saying this. Thomas Michael Shelby is the most famous bad guy on tv ever to exist. The guy is the leader of the Peaky Blinders and someone not to mess with. It takes a lot for any actor to portray a character like Tommy, who has so many layers to him. In fact, more than what we see onscreen is going inside Tommy’s head. This silent yet powerful performance by the Irish actor Cillian Murphy needs to be commended.

Cillian got under the skin of his character and has delivered one of the best pieces of acting ever to grace the screen. Ever since we saw Cillian as the brave World War Veteran turned bookkeeper in Birmingham in season one back in 2013, his skills in portraying this complex, dynamic character have just increased. But what is the thing that appeals to people about Tommy?

Cillian Murphy on why people like Tommy Shelby

A character like Tommy appeals to all for different reasons. Some find him incredibly charming others feel that the guy has unwavering courage and nerves of steel. But in an interview with BBC 1 Radio, when asked why people like Tommy, actor Cillian Murphy replied for his intelligence. According to Cillian, Tommy is burdened by intelligence, something he jokingly said he does not suffer from in real life.

Favorite line of Tommy Shelby

Over five seasons, the first episode of the newest six-season was released last Sunday. Tommy Shelby delivers some really memorable and now iconic lines. Our favorite is, There is no rest for me in this world. Perhaps in the next.” However, Murphy had a different answer when asked. His favorite line of Tommy is to Johnny Dogs(Packy Lee). Tommy says to Johnny, “All religion is a foolish answer to a foolish question.” Cillian credits Stephen Knight for this great piece of dialogue and calls it “amazing.”

Also Read: “Cillian Murphy communicates so much by doing very little,” Says Peaky Blinders Director Anthony Byrne

Later on in the interview while talking about the iconic haircut of the Peaky Blinders. Cillian points out that the haircut has changed over the years. And was at its greatest difference(in terms of a deep or low fade) in the fifth season. Cillian further adds that growing the hair back is a traumatizing experience as it looks extremely odd.

Do you like the Peaky Blinder hairstyle let us know in the comments and also tell us which Tommy Shelby dialogue is your favorite?

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