Florence Pugh says the camera broke while filming an "Oppenheimer" sex scene.
She recalled how she and Cillian Murphy were both naked while the crew tried to fix the camera.
Pugh also joked that she used the moment to learn how the camera works.
The Christopher Nolan movie looks at the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist played by Murphy who helped create the atomic bomb for the United States in World War II. The film focuses on Oppenheimer's role in the Manhattan Project, but also takes audiences through his controversial personal life.
The 2023 movie highlights their relationship, including the night the scientist stayed at Tatlock's apartment in 1943.
When speaking onstage after an "Oppenheimer" screening hosted by Universal, Pugh recalled how the camera broke while she was filming the apartment sex scene with Murphy.
"In the middle of our sex scene, the camera broke. No one knows this, but it did. Our camera broke when we were both naked, and it was not ideal timing," she said.
"Cillian and I are in this room together. It's a closed set, so we're both holding our bodies like this," she added, reenacting the awkward moment onstage.
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"This camera surgeon comes into the room and starts [working] on this camera because this camera is broken I'm like, 'Well, this is my moment to learn. So tell me, what's wrong with this camera?' she said.
"You just make your moments. And I'm like, 'What's going on with the shutter here, buddy?'"
Pugh explained that Nolan told her that the camera broke due to the light coming through the lens from a certain angle.
She went on to praise the entire crew: "It was just crazy that every person on this set was so knowledgeable and was so ready to make this kind of a movie that there was no dull moment. It was all amazing. It felt like we were lucky to be there every second of the day."
"Oppenheimer" led the pack with 13 nominations for this year's Academy Awards and could give Nolan his first Oscar.
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