LOS ANGELES - Cillian Murphy doesn’t think people in the film industry should get paid as much as they do.
Cillian Murphy thinks actors are ‘’overpaid’’. The ‘Dunkirk’ star - who has sons Malachy, 12, and Aran, 10, with wife Yvonne McGuinness - ‘’hates’’ when people who are successful in his profession complain because their lives are so ‘’lucky and pampered’’ and there’s no real reason for them to gripe.
‘’It’s embarrassing sometimes, the way actors or musicians sometimes get made untouchable. When they talk about their exhausting schedules, it just makes me...’’
When he isn’t working, the 41-year-old actor favours a quiet life away from the spotlight.
He said: ‘’For me, it’s about being at home and living a life. Taking the dog for a walk, doing the shopping, emptying the dishwasher, going for a run.’’
And the ‘Peaky Blinders’ star - who has been with Yvonne for 21 years, marrying 13 years ago - ‘’needs and values’’ the stability of his family life in Ireland.
He said: ‘’I guess I’m lucky. It’s something that I need and value. The stability.
‘’After kids, the desire to improve as an actor remains but time becomes hugely important.
‘’I want to do good work and do it well, but then be at home. I love hanging out with my children, seeing how they behave and stealing ideas off them.
‘’You can’t do that if you’re in a hotel, on a plane, or a film set. It’s not real life.’’
But Cillian doesn’t like to talk about his marriage too much.
He told Red magazine: ‘’I try to keep that stuff private. It’s just for us.