Peaky Blinders season 6: Cillian Murphy speaks French thanks to her mother

Peaky Blinders season 6: Cillian Murphy speaks French thanks to her mother

“I spoke French really well when I was 20, then I gave it all up, it was a stupid decision.”

Without spoiler, one of the first scenes of season 6 of Peaky Blinders takes place in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, a French archipelago located in North America. Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) has to do business there, so the actor speaks alternately in French and English for a few moments. Asked about this by Deadline, the Irish comedian explained that he spoke our language well a few years ago, thanks to his mother who was a French teacher. He adds that he lost out because he no longer practiced the language, and specifies that he immediately called on her when he received the script, even though she is now retired.

“I spoke French very well when I was 20, then I gave up everything, it was a stupid decision, regrets the 46-year-old actor. I sent him the script, then we worked together to make this conversation as natural as possible. We didn’t want it to be too formal either, because you didn’t speak fluent French in the trenches. So yes, my mom was my French teacher for this job, although she is not credited for it.”

Netflix shared an excerpt from the sequence on social networks shortly after this season 6 was posted on the platform:

No, Peaky Blinders is not over: there will be a sequel after season 6

Cillian Murphy also returns to the difficulties encountered during the filming of this season 6. “I’m very proud of this last season, because it didn’t have an easy genesis.” Helen McCrory, the interpreter of Polly, died at the very beginning of the shots, which prompted Steven Knight to rewrite the plot without her, but while paying her a beautiful tribute. Then the Covid epidemic prompted the team to stop the cameras again.

“I often think about the version of this season 6 if we had been able to shoot it as planned, you know? But the world decided otherwise, obviously. When we had to come back, regroup and she was no longer there to participate… I think about it all the time. Finally, I think that Steve managed to keep his character alive in a certain way, I think that she has a strong presence in this season, and certainly with Tommy.”

He also promises to return for the film Peaky Blindersif it is formalized: “If there are more stories to tell, I will be there, yes.” In the meantime, here is the trailer for this season 6, the last of the series:

How Polly and Helen McCrory Were Into the Final Season of Peaky Blinders

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