Oscar Isaac Reveals He Wishes 'X-Men: Apocalypse' "Was a Better Film"

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Oscar Isaac recounts his time filming X-Men: Apocalypse.

Isaac has most notably played the role of the titular antagonist in the 2016 film and has once called his experience excruciating due to the amount of prosthetics he had to wear. In a 2018 GQ interview, Isaac revealed, “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.” He shared the difficulties of maneuvering in the suit, “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. And then getting it off was the worst part, because they just had to kind of scrape it off for hours and hours.”

Fast forward to now, Isaac recalls the experience and said that while he did not particularly enjoy filming the project he said he would not “disown” the film, “I know exactly what I went in there wanting to do and the reasons why. There were these amazing actors involved that I really wanted to work with, [James] McAvoy and [Michael] Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. I collected X-Men growing up, and I loved Apocalypse, I just found him such a freaky, weird character. I wish it would have been a better film and that they would have taken care of the character a little better, but those are the risks.”

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