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Oscar Isaac Calls Experience on 'X-Men' Movie 'Excruciating'

Oscar Isaac Calls Experience on 'X-Men' Movie 'Excruciating'

Oscar Isaac is opening up about his experience working on the movie X-Men: Apocalypse and why it was an “excruciating” process.

The 39-year-old actor, who has a bit role in the new movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, talked about playing En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse in a video interview with GQ.

Apocalypse, that was excruciating,” Oscar said. “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 couldn’t move my head, ever.”

Oscar said one of the reasons he did the movie was to work with the cast, including Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender. But, he could barely even see them when he was in costume.

“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. And so I just wouldn’t ever talk to anybody, and I was just gonna be sitting and I couldn’t really move, and like, sweating inside the mask and the helmet,” he said. “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.”

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  • Casey C

    which is what it felt like to watch. excrutiating