'Manhattan': Harry Lloyd is just as comfortable with '40s fashion as nuclear physicsAdd to Favorites | Manhattan
Zap2it: Which is more challenging: '40s fashion or nuclear physics?
Lloyd: Both very simple for me -- I just have to wear them both and look like I own them.
What did you actually know about The Manhattan Project before you auditioned for the role?
Pretty much zero. Don't think I even knew the bomb was built here in the desert...
If you could hang out with a real Manhattan Project scientist, who would you pick?
Hmm... Oppenheimer for a martini, a hike with Feynman, some work with Ulam.
Marry/kiss/kick to the curb: Einstein, Oppenheimer, Fermi.
You have to marry Einstein. And I had a martini with Oppie, so kick him and kiss Enrico. He's Italian, after all.
What are your favorite and least favorite things about working on a period piece?
Favourite is the research -- you can build this world before you step into it. Least favourite -- sticky hair.
What's one thing about this time in history -- or The Manhattan Project, specifically -- that you didn't know before you started working on the show?
EVERYTHING! Most fascinating fact for me is that they discovered nuclear fission, and therefore the very real possibility of a bomb, in 1939, as war broke out across Europe.
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