Fans go crazy over Josh Peck’s facial expressions in Oppenheimer comparing them to his iconic ‘Megan face’ in Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh.
- Oppenheimer’s viewers claimed that Josh’s facial expressions were distracting.
- The actor’s turn as a nuclear scientist reminded fans of his role in Drake & Josh
- Many felt that Josh pulled out his comically exasperated ‘Megan face’ during the film.
Josh Peck’s role as physicist Kenneth Bainbridge in Oppenheimer is drawing comparisons to one of the actor’s trademark expressions seen on Nickelodeon’s hit sitcom Drake & Josh.
On the comedy series aughts, which aired from 2004 to 2007, 36-year-old Josh became known for his character’s ‘Megan face’: a wary grin in response to the realization that his prank-loving little sister, Megan (Miranda Cosgrove), was behind this or that calamity.
But Drake & Josh fans who watched Oppenheimer over the weekend couldn’t shake the feeling that they were watching Josh, 36, wear his “Megan face” throughout the film.
The comical look surprised many by disagreeing with the historical drama of the war, which chronicles the innovation of the atomic bomb.
One Twitter noted that Josh Peck appeared to be doing his ‘Megan face’, from his role on the Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh, while playing a physicist on the war drama Oppenheimer.
In Oppenheimer, Josh plays the scientist Kenneth Bainbridge and, in the film, he is the one who pushes the big red button that starts the atomic bomb test.
In real life, Bainbridge was a physicist at Harvard. Pictured in 1940
‘[A]At one point in “oppenheimer” josh peck does exactly this face and almost took me out of the movie (sic),’ a spectator tweeted.
The same user followed up with a second tweet saying ‘FOUND IT’ along with a side-by-side of the actor in character as Josh in Drake & Josh and as Banbridge in Oppenheimer.
“Is THAT (sic) why this shot distracted me so much,” one user tweeted in agreement.
“I literally whispered ‘Megan-‘,” another fan confessed.
“Josh Peck was a big part of the movie, for very non-serious reasons,” another quipped.
“I almost did a real spit shot at the theater because I totally forgot he was in the movie and he just SHOWED UP,” someone else admitted.
In the movie, Josh’s Bainbridge is also the one pictured pressing the big red button to start the first test of an atomic bomb.
“I will never forgive Christopher Nolan for making Josh from Drake and Josh the one to push the red button,” one moviegoer tweeted.
Many Oppenheimer viewers who had also seen Drake & Josh seemed to agree with the sentiment that seeing Josh in the serious role ‘took [them] out of the movie
“As I was going to detonate the bomb, Brianna leaned over and said she was getting back at Megan,” another joked.
‘HE WILL NEVER ESCAPE THIS FUCKING PAPER, I CAN’T,’ someone else agreed.
Another user chimed in: ‘[S]Oh, someone says that his casting doesn’t work because he has the face of someone who knows what a tweet is and I can’t stop thinking about it.’
One more repeated: ‘nah bc I laughed every time he came up like why are you here’.