Oscar Isaac has made it clear that after a busy, busy period of filming including such projects as Operation Finale, Life Itself, Annihilation and forthcoming films including an animated version of The Addams Family and the Netflix-produced drug war drama Triple Frontier as well as Episode IX that he is to take a year out to recharge his power converters. Speaking with Indiewire he discussed his forthcoming break.
“I haven’t really stopped for 10 years. I’m just going to be with family and taking a bit of a rest.”
And he discussed the looser nature of the filming on Episode IX.
“The way they’ve been shooting it right now is looser than it’s been for the last two times. It does feel like a relief to get on set and feel like, ‘Oh, we can try things.’ It’s a testament to J.J. coming back and feeling confident. There’s less pressure for it to be right. We just want to make a good movie and have a really good time while doing it.”
“Often, you do feel like you’ve got to find your way to make something more alive, but this time, it’s been the opposite. There’s no need to smuggle anything in there.”
With the caustic reaction to The Last Jedi still fizzing around the interwebs, Isaac addressed the backlash from certain quarters.
“Luckily, since I’m not directing it, producing it, or distributing it, I don’t have to worry so much about fan expectations. Also, not all fans have the same expectations. People had very strong feelings, but there wasn’t as much of an organized way to speak out about it. People that run blogs and websites need content. So it’s like, ‘There’s some content!’ Five people on Twitter. Hundreds. Whatever it is. Then you make it into a story.”
“You make a movie and people are supposed to like, or not like it, or not care about it. Those are the only three options. So it’s not shocking that one of those things happened.”