Peaky Blinders Season 6: Cillian Murphy left 'reeling' while filming without late Helen McCrory
'I've never lost anyone like that, who was young and a friend. It was very confusing. But she was magnificent,' said Cillian Murphy
Actor Cillian Murphy has admitted that he was reeling while filming 'Peaky Blinders' for its upcoming Season 6 without his late and magnificent co-star and friend Helen McCrory, who died due to breast cancer on April 16, 2021.
Cillian Murphy, 45, playing the role of Tommy Shelby in the BBC crime drama series, opened up and spoke about his close relationship with his co-star, Helen McCrory. Helen was playing the role of Aunt Polly since the show's conception in 2013. He said, "I've never lost anyone like that, who was young and a friend. It was very confusing. But she was magnificent. She was an absolutely magnificent person. We were just reeling through the whole thing. She was a dear, dear pal and she was the beating heart of that show, so it felt very strange being on set without her."
He added, "The difficult thing to comprehend is that, if it wasn't for Covid, there would be a whole other version of this show with Helen in it. But she was so private and so f**king brave and courageous. She was inspirational. People throw that word around, but she genuinely was. Her values, the way she dealt with her kids and Damian. She cares about every day. She's really funny and really cool, and she had this real warmth. She really cared. It's just... I still can't believe she's not here. It doesn't make sense."
The actor also revealed that creator Steven Knight is keen on writing a film based on the hit TV series, to which he would certainly be open to discussing ideas. Talking about actress Helen McCrory, she had appeared on TV to promote the Prince's Trust only six weeks before her death, and shared her secret for struggle with very few people. The broadcast date for the upcoming new series has been pushed back after Covid delayed post-production.