Cillian Murphy ~ Mum Crush Monday
Mum Crush. Yes. We all have one. Thou must not deny the Mum Crush. My Mum crush is Cillian Murphy. It’s not “that” kind of crush though. It’s the kind of crush where I would like to sit and drink a cup of tea with him. I would invite my cardboard cut out husband to sit at the table so he didn’t feel uncomfortable. Is Cillian Murphy Married? Yes. Cillian is married.
I know I’m meant to swoon over him. Which I do to a degree. But there’s this overwhelming amount of respect I have for this man despite the fact I don’t even know him. He has managed to stay out of most of the starry spotlight as far as tabloids and gossip columns go which says to me he just isn’t interested in that side of fame. He is so obviously a humble. Intelligent human being.
I’m sure most know who Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor raised in Cork age 40 [2016 Article] Born May 1976. Acting became a main career after moving away from the idea of being a professional musician in his late twenties. The thing that struck me about Cillian’s biography is he was quite a troublesome child until the fourth grade. Despite coming from a family of educators he was suspended from school but decided eventually at such a young age it was not worth the trouble. This gives me hope.
When you have a child with such a creative edge and ambition to entertain its very difficult for them to sit and learn about the subjects they simply aren’t interested in. I frequently blog about my son Ryan who has had some battles (overcoming a life threatening tumor in his head) and isn’t exactly a star player at school. I try to remind myself he is talented, just not always in the areas school focuses on.
Cillian Murphy Is Inspiring
Cillian’s Murphy’s success and his ability to stay grounded at the same time inspires me. Cillian has expressed in interviews the importance of time spent with his family and the role he plays in raising his two children. This is something at times society feels they have the right to interfere however he has maintained his celebrity status and his personal private life with absolute grace.
Cillian proves you can be an incredible talent and entertain the masses without getting into the spotlight for all of the wrong reasons. I think too often we love seeing celebrities in the tabloids and “expose stories” because we put them on a pedestal then after the slightest human error we proceed to tear them down. Is that human nature or a product of the digital age and social media? I don’t know.
I would like to share with you recently something that happened to me on a day where I have to admit I was feeling slightly defeated. Before bed I logged onto twitter to get an update about the Peaky Blinders Premier and hopefully get to see some info about the upcoming season. What I didn’t expect was the opportunity to ask Cillian a question about the filming process of the show. It just happened.
I’ve always wondered to pull off Tommy Shelby’s Brummie accent for 6 hours of television would Cillian Murphy need to stay “in accent” for the entire duration of the filming or at least try to so it doesn’t lose touch. If he does not does he find himself slipping into the accent between sets. Being twitter and only a certain amount of characters a deep or broad question wasn’t possible. Those are to be asked over cups of tea.
It’s a small win in life to be able to get a video response to a question from the most loved actor by many. But it was for me a big win that day. It reminded me to stay humble. Be yourself, work hard and you will become a success in your adventures.
— Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) May 3, 2016
Cillian as Tommy Shelby in the new series of Peaky Blinders
Starts on BBC2 at 9pm on Thursday 5 May.