Oscar and Sam Gold are featured on the current Vogue magazine issue, talking about Hamlet, that started first performances at The Public Theater Off-Broadway last June 20.
On the interview, Oscar says he and Sam know each other for over a decade, and kept trying to work together in the past three years. “We’d just keep talking about it, keep dreaming about it, keep coming up with ideas for what kind of production we wanted to do,” Gold says.
What finally got Isaac to commit was a combination of burnout and an awareness f the passage of time. “After four or five years of going from one film to the next, it started to wear me down a little bit, and I felt that I should probably go back to the well, which was being onstage doing a play. I also knew that the window for being the right age to play Hamlet was getting smaller – you can only be so old and still get upset that your mom got remarried after your dad died without seeming pathetic. Plus, I needed to do it before my knees have out.”
On the interview, Oscar also revealed that his mom has passed two months before his son is born.
“It’s a wild circle of life. My mother dies, and then two months later a son is born. It’s both cruel and beautiful. But that’s the nature of our existence – isn’t it?”
Check the scans with the full interview added in our gallery.
Oscar stopped by ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ last Thursday (May 26), which was also the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. He talked about his admiration for the late Carrie Fisher and some of their time together on what would be her final Star Wars film.
“A large amount of the stuff I got to do was with Carrie, which was amazing,” Isaac began. “I remember the first day of shooting was a scene with Carrie … I remember it was a scene where I come up and talk with her, and she is very upset with me and slaps me. And Rian Johnson, the director, kept doing it over and over. I think it ended up being 27 takes of Carrie just leaning in (mimics hard slapping).”
Isaac also had a funny anecdote about how he tired to initially keep his Force Awakens script after wrap, which he was supposed to give back, and finally did when Disney mentioned the lawyers were looking for it.
Alongside the trailer, the (stunning!) poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was also released. You can find it in our gallery.
Also, Rian Johnson shared during the Star Wars Convention panel some behind the scenes pictures from The Last Jedi, and we have the ones including Oscar in the tweets below. We hope to get them in better quality anytime soon.
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara 2017 | Drama Oscar as: Unknown
The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara recounts the story of a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy in 1858 who, having been secretly baptized, is forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents' struggle to free their son becomes part of a larger political battle that pits the Papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification.
Star Wars: Episode VIII 2017 | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Oscar as: Poe Dameron
Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
Suburbicon 2017 | Comedy, Crime, Mystery Oscar as: Unknown
A crime mystery set in the quiet family town of Suburbicon during the 1950s, where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal.
The Promise 2016 | Drama Oscar as: Mikael Pogosian
Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
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