The Halloween actor takes us through his audition process and the weight he felt as soon as he landed the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s (Cillian Murphy) brother. He also dives into the background of the physicist and dissects how the story relates to today’s modern political landscape.
Arnold also talks about what it was like to be on a set with a near endless list of legendary names (including Matt Damon and Nolan himself) and what a role like this offers for the next steps in his career, which includes the upcoming Apple TV+ series, Lady in the Lake.
“My first real scene with Cillian, I looked into his eyes and I was like [gasp],” Arnold says. “The first take I was like, ‘Oh my god, what is.. I don’t know what he’s doing, but he’s doing something.’ And then I kinda settled and I was like, ‘All right, do your job. You got to appreciate it.’ Fortunately, the camera wasn’t on me.”
Listen to Dylan Arnold talk about Oppenheimer and more in the new episode above or watch below via YouTube. (Editor’s Note: This interview was conducted prior to SAG-AFTRA going on strike.) Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.