TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - November 16, 2018
There are few actors as brilliantly gifted and eminently likable as Oscar Isaac. Thanks to his candor, charm, and easy-going manner, he's become one of the most respected actors of his generation, and he has very few negative things to say about his career in this new video interview with GQ.
The one film he doesn't mind trashing, however, is 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse, where he played the titular villain under a layer of purple makeup and a ridiculous Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin style suit. While he's not openly negative about the film itself, his attitude toward making the film shows that it was more trouble than it was worth...
"X-Men: Apocalypse, that was excruciating. I didn't know when I said yes that that was what was going to be happening. That I was going to be encased in glue, latex and a 40-pound suit -- that I had to wear a cooling mechanism at all times."I was like, ‘oh, I get to work with these great actors that I like so much,’ but I couldn’t even see them because I couldn’t move my head. And I had to sit on a specially designed saddle, because that’s the only thing I could really sit on, and I would be rolled into a cooling tent in-between takes."
The troubles didn't end once filming was over, either...
"And every time I moved, it was just like rubber and plastic squeaking, so everything I said had to be dubbed later as well. And then getting it off was the worst part, because they just had to kind of scrape it off for hours and hours. So, that was X-Men: Apocalypse."
So remember kids, as painful as it was to watch X-Men: Apocalypse, it was apparently no easy task to shoot the film either. Watch the full video to see him discuss his roles in Drive, Inside Llewyn Davis, A Most Violent Year, Ex Machina, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and this year's Annihilation.