-We have something in common.
We were discussing backstage. Both of our mothers —
French teachers. -Yes.
-Yeah. Did that mean — Does that mean you’re good
at it? Do you know it? -No. I was for a while.
-Yeah. -How about you?
-Never. And she was my French teacher. Was she your actual —
-Yeah. Well, I had a French teacher
in school, and then my mom
taught me at home. -Oh, that’s a passive-aggressive
comment on the one at school. -I was — You know what? I think I was good for a while, but, then, I haven’t
spoken it in 20 years. I kind of understand
a little bit. -Yeah. I always feel it’s
dangerous when you tell people your mom’s a French teacher
because then they just jump to the assumption
that you listened to your mother and now know French. -Immediately.
-Immediately. And you’re like,
“Oh, no, no, no! I’m a bad kid!” -Yeah. -You have two sons.
-That’s right. -And they were huge fans of
the first “Quiet Place” film. -Yeah, so, we went
to see it in the cinema. I suppose it’s two years ago,
the first one came out. -Yeah.
I think that’s about right. -Yeah, the three of us.
Just the three of us. And I didn’t really know
that much about the movie. I knew it was good. But I said,
“Come on, guys, we’ll go.” And so we watched it,
and, you know, they had — I think they had these hoodies,
so by the end of it, they were just sat with the
hoodies like this, watching it. And, you know, it’s a magnificent achievement,
the first movie. And for me, the thing
that I loved so much about it was the emotion.
-Sure. -It just hit me emotionally,
you know? -I wonder, as a dad — I think
it will hit me emotionally when I’m with my kids at a film
that is affecting them that way. Like, being scared,
I remember as a kid, being such an exciting
thing in the cinema. It must have been so fun
to be with your kids and watching how movies
affect them. -Yes, it was,
and because, essentially, it’s a film about family,
as is the sequel, you know? And it’s a film that insists On being watched in a cinema
with others ’cause it’s
a collective experience. You feel that anxiety
and that jeopardy and that tension with
everybody else in the cinema, which is kind of what
it was made for, cinema. -Are they then very excited that
their dad is in the sequel? -Well, how will I put this? Like, I’m not cool,
but I’m not uncool. So I’m like — -You just found that
soft middle of dadhood? -Yeah, I’m like, “Well, okay.” [ Laughter ] -‘Cause, you know,
it doesn’t strike — I’m a huge fan of your films. There’s not a lot
of kid-friendly work. Like, it must be nice for them to finally have something
they can see you in. -No, I was like — It’s only now that some stuff
is not highly inappropriate. -Yeah, ’cause I’ve never heard
someone say, “Oh, you have kids? You’ve got to watch
‘Peaky Blinders.'” -[ Laughs ] Yeah. No. -Yeah.
-No. -That must be a weird show
to be a part of because this started
as a very small production, “Peaky Blinders.”
-Yes. Yeah. -This was not one of those
“Game of Thrones” type shows that was aiming for the stars. It just sort of built a very
large international following. -Yeah. -Has it been a trip to be a part
of something like that? -Oh, for sure. You know, it started as a little show
on BBC Two in the UK. And then very — ‘Cause
it had no advertising budget. The BBC don’t generally
advertise. So it just —
It was word of mouth, you know? Just word of mouth. And gradually —
We’ve been doing it now — We’ve been shooting it for
eight years or something, and we’re about to start
series six, so, yeah, it’s crazy how many
people across the world and how obsessive the fan —
and loyal the fans are. -And it’s —
-“Loyal.” -Loyal. Yeah, yeah.
[ Cheers and applause ] Uh, and I hope — I hope this comment will not
run afoul of your fan base, but the show had to be very good
for people to get over how bad a title
“Peaky Blinders” is. -[ Laughs ]
-You thought this, as well. -I mean, I was confused. -Yeah, it’s a very confusing — “Peaky Blinders” seems like
the name of a cartoon horse. [ Laughter ] And if you haven’t seen
the show, it’s not that. -No. There’s some horses in it.
-Yeah, there are some horses. And the — One of the many great
things about “Peaky Blinders” is the haircuts.
-Yeah. [ Cheers and applause ] -And, you know, you obviously
have to then have that haircut. Like, that’s not — -Yeah, that’s coming in
about ten days’ time. -Yeah. No wonder your kids,
like, have issues. I’m just saying, they can’t
think you’re that cool when you’re, like, the one dad
walking around with your sides. -Well, yeah, that’s why they
wear hoodies, and I wear — -They try to get you
to wear a hoodie. -Yeah, I — You know, the
mad thing about that haircut, as well, it was designed I think
as a sort of a protection against lice and infestation. And now all the hipsters
are wearing it. -Yeah. Does that mean
lice is making a comeback? [ Laughs ] Might be.
-Who knows? -That would be the least
of our problems right now. -That’s true. -You were in the Christopher
Nolan “Dark Knight” films playing the Scarecrow. I did not realize —
you auditioned to play Batman. -Well, yes, amongst
many other actors, yeah, yeah. -Yeah, did you have a sense — I mean, obviously,
Christopher Nolan still was a fan of yours
because he put you in the films. Did you at any point think like, “Oh, I’m a perfect fit
for this”? Or did you — When you were
in the Batman suit, did you think —
What were your thoughts? ‘Cause I imagine
that’s intimidating. -No, I never for a moment
thought I was material. I think I was — It was obvious that Christian Bale
was going to be Batman. At that time, it was clear, and he’s such a magnificent
Batman and Bruce Wayne. But I did get to — I think
it was the Val Kilmer suit. I got to try it on, which
they had to adjust slightly. But it’s a weird thing. You put it on,
you put the cowl on, and your voi– Just, the voice drops. -Yeah, sure.
-It drops a couple of octaves. You can’t do the Batman voice
without doing the… [Deep voice] Batman.
-Yeah, yeah. That’s why I couldn’t do it
because I would be like, “I’m Batman!”
They’d be like, “No, you’re not!
Get out of here! Your just a guy in a suit!” Hey. Congrats on the film.
Congrats on “Peaky Blinders.” That’s so exciting that
we have another season coming. Thanks so much for being here.
That’s Cillian Murphy.