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Oscar Isaac Says Working On X-Men: Apocalypse Was Excruciating

November 16, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
X-Men: Apocalypse

In an interview with GQ (via Gizmodo), Oscar Isaac described working on X-Men: Apocalypse was excruciating due to the heavy makeup he had to wear to play the titular villain. Here are highlights:

On having a hard time on the film: “Apocalypse, that was excruciating. 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.”

On it not being what he wanted: “I was like, ‘oh, I get to work with these great actors that I like so much,’ but I couldn’t even see them because 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.”

On removing the makeup: “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.”