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Cillian Murphy opens up milestone birthday: 'I'm embracing it'


Cillian Murphy is getting ready to celebrate turning 40 on May 25 and insisted he happy “embracing” the milestone.

The actor explained he trying to figure out the next phase of his life but is looking forward to it.

“I feel like I’m entering a different phase of my life. I don’t mind embracing it. I had a really good time in my 20s and 30s,” he admitted.

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Milestone: Cillian said he’s “embracing” turning 40 | VIPIRELAND.COM

“Now I’m ready for a bit more… decorum, I guess? A bit more moderation? Still enjoying being a young man, but looking over the wall into the other side.

“Turning 40. Figuring out that new phase. But hopefully… hopefully doing it with some elegance, you know?”

Speaking to the Guardian, the Peaky Blinders star opened up on why he moved back to Ireland last year.

“I loved living in London in my 20s and 30s, but after a while you kind of go, ‘Right, is this it? Is this it for the rest of my days? Or is there some other possibility?'” he said.

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The Cork native admitted part of the reason for the move was he and his wife wanted their sons, Malachy and Aran, to grow up “Irish”.

“We wanted them to be Irish, I suppose. It’s amazing how quickly their accents have adapted,” he said.

“Even within a year of moving back, they are fading into this rakish west Brit kind of thing. Which I think, hopefully, will get them lots of girls when they’re 15.”