Oscar Isaac did not have a great time making “X-Men: Apocalypse”, thanks to the latex and 40-pound suit required to play the titular villain in the superhero movie.
“‘Apocalypse’, that was excruciating,” he admits during a video interview with GQ that sees the actor break down his roles, including “Star Wars” and “Ex Machina”.
The 39-year-old star initially said “yes” to the opportunity to play the film’s villain in order to work with the franchise’s A-list ensemble, which includes Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence.
“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 [in] at all times. I couldn’t move my head, ever,” he says of his experience of filming the 2016 movie in Montreal.
“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,” Isaac recalls.
However, taking the suit off at the end of the day wasn’t exactly a relief either.
“Then getting it off was the worst part, because they just had to kind of scrape it off for hours and hours,” he explains. “So, that was ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.'”