Oscar Isaac has had a very eventful few years, ever since he broke out in a major way in "Drive." Now, he's a leading man who stars in tentpole franchises like "X-Men" and "Star Wars." But every role is a different experience.
Though the latter both take place in the same galaxy far, far away, they were very different experiences, the actor notes.
"Every single thing was so thought-out and so orchestrated," Isaac says of J.J. Abrams' set on "The Force Awakens."
Whereas "The Last Jedi" atmosphere was "very laid-back," the actor notes, comparing director Rian Johnson to a "West Coast jazz musician, just very cool, quiet, soft-spoken and humble, and has a child-like wonder about the whole thing."
In contrast, the experience of filming "X-Men: Apocalypse" 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 and latex, and then a 40 pound suit that I had to wear a cooling mechanism in at all times. I couldn’t really move my head ever," Isaac explains.
"I was like, ‘Oh I get to work with all of these actors I like so much!’ but I couldn’t even see them because I couldn’t move my head."
He continues, "Every time I moved it was 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 had to kinda scrape it off for hours and hours. So … that was 'X-Men: Apocalypse'!”