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Oscar Isaac Worked Closely With Carrie Fisher In The Upcoming ‘Star Wars’

Oscar Isaac Worked Closely With Carrie Fisher In The Upcoming ‘Star Wars’


>>Stephen: WELCOME BACK,
EVERYBODY! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MY FIRST
GUEST TONIGHT IS A GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER WHO’S BEEN THE BAD GUY IN
XMEN, THE GOOD GUY IN “STAR WARS” AND THE TALENTED GUY IN
JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING. PLEASE WELCOME OSCAR ISAAC! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING )>>THANK YOU.>>Stephen: WELL, NICE TO HAVE
YOU ON, ESPECIALLY TONIGHT, BECAUSE TODAY IS THE
40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELEASE OF THE ORIGINAL “STAR
WARS” MOVIE. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
AND I’M ENOUGH OF A “STAR WARS” FAN NOBODY HAS TO TELL ME THAT
YOU’RE PODAMERON.>>YOU REALLY ARE A FAN.>>Stephen: I AM. I SAW THE ORIGINAL “STAR WARS”
THREE WEEKS BEFORE IT CAME OUT IN A TEST MARKET IN MY HOMETOWN. DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST? OF ALL THE MOVIES, WHICH WAS THE
FIRST YOU SAW?>>RETURN OF THE JEDI. MY DAD TOOK ME. I WAS BLOWN AWAY.>>Stephen: HOW OLD WERE YOU
AT THE TIME?>>THAT CAME OUT ’81, ’82? I WAS, LIKE, FOUR. ( AUDIENCE REACTS )
>>Stephen: WAS THAT SCARY FOR A 4-YEAR-OLD TO SEE BECAUSE
THOSE EWOKS ARE PRETTY VIOLENT.>>PRETTY FRIGHTENING. I REMEMBER WHEN DARTH VADER’S
HELMET COMES OFF FOR THE FIRST TIME AND YOU SEE HE’S JUST LIKE
A FAT OLD BALD GUY UNDERNEATH.>>Stephen: HE’S A SITH LORD,
NOT A FAT OLD BALD GUY.>>HE’S PRETTY SCARRED UP.>>Stephen: THAT MUST HAVE
SCARED YOU.>>THAT SHOCKED ME. YEAH. YOU SEE A LOT OF THAT, YOU KNOW,
A LOT OF BAD DUDES ARE FAT, OLD, BALD GUYS.>>Stephen: THAT’S TRUE, WHO
JUST WANT TO BE LOVED. HE JUST WANTS TO BE LOVED.>>THEY JUST WANT TO BE HELD.>>Stephen: THEY JUST WANT TO
BE HELD. ( LAUGHTER )
WHAT’S THE SECURITY LIKE ON THE IF FILM?>>IT’S CRAZY. THE FIRST TIME AROUND WE GOT
ACTUAL HARD SCRIPTS WE COULD READ AND FLIP THROUGH. AT THE END OF SHOOTING, THEY’RE,
LIKE, YOU HAVE TO GIVE THE SCRIPT BACK. I WAS, LIKE, SURE. I WENT HOME WITH MY SCRIPT. A WEEK LATER THEY SAID CALLED
AND SAID THEY’D LOVE TO GET THE SCRIPT BACK. I SAID, YEAH, I’LL SEND IT. A WEEK GOES BY, AND THEY’RE,
LIKE, THE LAWYERS WOULD LIKE THE SCRIPT BACK. YES, RIGHT AWAY. ( LAUGHTER )
THEY SAID AFTER THE MOVIE, YOU CAN HAVE THE SCRIPT. AND AFTER IT CAME OUT I GOT A
LEATHER-BOUND THING WITH MY NAME ON IT.>>Stephen: WE WERE LURKY
RIGHT BEFORE SHE PASSED TO HAVE CARRIE FISHER TO TALK TO HER
ABOUT HER NEW BOOK AND HER EXPERIENCE DURING THE FIRST
“STAR WARS” SERIES. DO YOU DO SCENES WITH HER
CHARACTER?>>YEAH, ACTUALLY, A LARGE
AMOUNT OF THE STUFF THAT I GOT TO DO WAS WITH CARRIE WHICH WAS
AMAZING. IT’S ACTUALLY — I REMEMBER THE
FIRST DAY OF SHOOTING WAS A SCENE WITH CARRIE AND IT WAS
STILL — YOU KNOW, OFTENTIMES THE FIRST DAY, THE FILMMAKERS,
EVERYBODY’S TRYING TO GET THE TONE AND FIGURE IT OUT, AND I
REMEMBER IT WAS A SCENE WHERE I COME TO TALK TO HER AND SHE WAS
VERY UPSET WITH ME AND SLAPS ME. AND RYAN KEPT DOING IT OVER AND
OVER –>>Stephen: THE DIRECTOR? RYAN JOHNSON, THE DIRECTOR,
YEAH. IT ENDED UP BEING 27 TAKES OF
CARRIE JUST LEANING IN. AND EVERY TIME SHE WOULD HIT A
DIFFERENT SPOT IN MY FACE.>>Stephen: TO KEEP THE SCENE
FRESH. ( LAUGHTER )
>>SHE WAS BY FAR THE QUICKEST WITTED, FUNNIEST, MOST
DOWN-TO-EARTH, REAL HUMAN BEINGS I EVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO
WORK WITH. SHE DOES AMAZING WORK IF THIS. YEAH, IT WAS DEFINITELY A
HEARTBREAKER. ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WELL, I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU STARTED MAKING FILMS AT
A PRETTY EARLY AGE AND YOU WERE INTERESTED IN SCIENCE FICTION
AND FANTASY PRETTY EARLY ON. WE HAVE A SCHOLARSHIP OF THE
FIRST FILM YOU DID HERE. CAN YOU SET UP THE CLIP, WHAT
IT’S ABOUT?>>I HAD AN AFFINITY PORE THE
CLASSICS AS WELL, SO, I BELIEVE THIS CLIP WILL BE OF MY FIRST
LEAD ROLE, AND IT’S A MONSTER THAT ENDS UP MUCH LIKE DARTH
VADER BEING KILLED BY LOVE.>>Stephen: OKAY. JIM? ( SOFT MUSIC )
( APPLAUSE )>>THANK YOU. THANK YOU.>>Stephen: BEAUTIFUL. CHILLING.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: A CHILLING MOMENT
OF REALIZATION. IS IT A VAMPIRE?>>YEAH. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: WHO WERE THE OTHER ACTORS IN THAT FILM?>>MY SISTER AND MY COUSIN IN MY
DAD’S BATHROBE AS A NINJA.>>Stephen: SO A NINJA FIGHT
AGO MONSTER.>>UNDEAD.>>Stephen: UNDEAD MONSTER. WITH STRAWBERRY QUICK.>>Stephen: AND HOW DOES LOVE
KILL HIM?>>AS THE FILM GOES ON, HE GOES
TO GET THE GIRL — YOU KNOW, HE’S ANGRY AND SHE FEELS SAD FOR
HIM AND HOLDS OUT HER HAND AND WHEN HE GOES TO HOLD HER HAND,
IT BREAKS HIS HEART AND HE DIES.>>Stephen: THE LOVE AND
TENDERNESS KILLS THE MONSTER.>>MM-HMM. THE MONSTER ALSO FALLS ON MY
COUSIN’S HAND, YOU SEE HIS HAND GO LIKE THAT. MY FATHER DIRECTED IT. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: YOU GREW UP ALL OVER AMERICA, RIGHT? YOU HAVE A NOMADIC CHILDHOOD.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: WHERE DID YOU
THINK OF YOURSELF AS BEING FROM?>>WELL, FOR A WHILE, I THOUGHT
I WAS FROM RUSSIA.>>Stephen: WHY? YOU HAVE FAMILY IN RUSSIA?>>NO, I WAS BORN IN GUATEMALA,
MY DAD IS CUBAN. I REMEMBER SHOWING UP IN
KINDERGARTEN BEING, LIKE, GUYS, I’M RUSSIAN. THEY’RE, LIKE, GREAT. IT WOULD BE ALL THE KIDS AGAINST
ME IN THE WAR GAMES. I WENT HOME ONE DAY AND SAID,
DAD, SO WE’RE RUSSIAN? HE SAID, WHAT? HE’S, LIKE, WE’RE RUSSIAN IN THE
MORNING.>>Stephen: DAD JOKES. DAD JOKES. ( LAUGHTER )
WELL, NOW YOU’RE PLAYING THE GREATEST MOST CHALLENGING ROLE
FOR A YOUNG ACTOR WHICH IS “HAMLET.”>>YES.>>Stephen: CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU.>>Stephen: WHAT IS THE
GREATEST CHALLENGE OF PLAYING THAT ROLE? FOR AN OLDER ACTOR, IT’S LEAR. FOR YOUNGER ACTORS, “HAMLET,”
THAT’S THE MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB. WHAT’S THE MOUNTAIN LOOK LIKE TO
YOU NOW?>>LOT OF WORDS.>>Stephen: SHAKESPEARE GOT
PAID BY THE POUND.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: COULD YOU TRY TO
EXPLAIN ONE OF THE LINES TO ME. I LOVE “HAMLET” AND I’M
INTERESTED IN THIS LINE. HE SAYS TO HIS FRIEND, HORATIO,
PLAYED BY KEEGA KEEGAN-MICHAEL K HE SAYS, THERE ARE MORE THINGS
THAN ARE DREAMT OF IN YOUR PHILOSOPHY. WHAT READING WOULD YOU SAY.>>ARE WE GOING TO NERD IT OUT?>>Stephen: YES. HAMLET AND HORATIO ARE
THEOLOGY STUDENT AND THEY ARE STUDYING PHILOSOPHY WHICH IS
STOICISM. WE ARE READING THE FOLIO WHICH
ARE THERE ARE MORE THINGS IN HEAVEN AND EARTH, HORATIO, THAN
ARE DREAMT OF IN OUR PHILOSOPHY. ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: THAT WILL BLOW MY MIND, BECAUSE THE STOWICS ARE
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET.>>YES, AND AT THE TIME IT WAS
THE LUTHERAN REFORMATION. THEY BELIEVE WHEN YOU DIE YOU GO
TO HEAVEN OR HELL, THERE’S NO PURGATORY. THE PLAY FOR US IS HOW DO YOU
GRIEVE, THEN? A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY YOU CAN’T
BELIEVE IN PURGATORY? THAT’S WHEN WE PLAY FOR PEOPLE’S
SHOWS.>>Stephen: IT’S LIKE A
WAITING ROOM, YOU TAKE THE HOLY SHOWER AND GO TO HEAVEN. YOU DO AN ION IN PURGATORY AND
YOU’RE DONE.>>AND WE’RE ALL PRAYING FOR THE
PROCESS TO GO WELL. IN THE REFORMATION, THEY’RE,
LIKE, THAT DOESN’T EXIST AND PEOPLE WERE CONFUSED HOW TO
MOURN.>>Stephen: HAMLET IS SAYING H
HE’S PRO PURGATORY BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE THE GHOST IS?>>A GHOST THAT LOOKS LIKE HIS
FATHER COMES BACK AND SAYS AVENGE ME. EITHER PURGATORY EXISTS OR IT’S
A DEMON OR AN ANGEL.>>Stephen: THAT SOUNDS LIKE A
GOOD PLAY. I WANT TO SEE IT.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: OSCAR, THANK YOU
SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. GOOD LUCK. “HAMLET” IS AT THE PUBLIC
THEATER JUNE 20 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3! OSCAR ISAAC, EVERYBODY!

100 comments on “Oscar Isaac Worked Closely With Carrie Fisher In The Upcoming ‘Star Wars’

  1. "… either purgatory exists, or it (the ghost of Hamlet's dad) is a demon or an angel."
    But Mr. Isaac, you're ignoring everything you learned from Macbeth; Sometimes ghosts are just figments in the minds… For 'her' the gravity of what she'd done unglued her grip on reality. For 'him' it was the guilt of what he'd done. So the ghost of the king (in Macbeth) doesn't exist in reality at all, but was hallucinated by the Macbeth's as their minds are torn apart by the grief/ guilt/ fear/ revulsion/ etc… of their betrayal.

  2. Saw him on Ex Machina and my reaction was who is this fine man that I dont know the name of? Now, Im here, obsessed and want him to enter me and have my babies.

  3. this oscar idiot is using carrie fisher to get views and attention…..absolutley disgusting DISLIKE

  4. Please Colbert web minions, fix the god damned subtitles already. Your timing on these videos is always horribly, horribly off.

  5. I'm thinkin Leia slaps Poe because he trolls her about pashing her brother a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.

  6. This is a great interview! I'm just ahead of Oscar…I was front and center at the cinema at age 5 for Star Wars: A New Hope in 1978!!

  7. Gotta tip the hat to Jon Batiste here. The musical cue at the end of the interview is the opening to Such Sweet Thunder by Ellington/Strayhorn. The entire suite is based on the works of William Shakespeare.

  8. Unfortunately, I've never seen Oscar Isaac in Llewn Davis, but I saw him in Ex Machina, he was incredible.

  9. Oscar should have gotten one for Llewyn Davis. I saw him comment on his own size on national TV, something I've never seen a "short" actor/musician do. These days I'm considered short at 6' compared to 6' 4+ females in sneakers seen everyday in NYC. Last 2 Star Wars movies were the worst despite Issac & Fisher. Worse than Harry Potter movies up till Fantastic Beasts. The same beasts Han Solo spoke ab't twice b4 going into the Cantina, "whatever you do, don't stare" at intergalactic Trump Zoolanders. One of the more obvious metaphors that the makers of the franchise were warning about except that the beasts aren't space aliens, "THEY" Rus. Am I the only one who notices? Nope.

  10. Are you fucking kidding me, how in the hell am I ever going to get to see this wonderfully talented human being play one of my favorite characters if I am a broke college student in California and the show is in New York City… Fuck my life dude. God fucking bless New York

  11. I know this totally out of the blue. But if there ever will be a life action Batman movie where Blackmask is a villain. He would be perfect.

  12. Oh my god … I could listen to him tell me what the meaning of Shakespeare is and nerd out with him forever.

  13. took AP English, memorized the damn play, and I just learned more about it from this clip than I did in school.

  14. 27 takes………. omg……………
    ahh, when I went to kindergarten, everybody around me was white, and I'm Chinese, so my kid logic was like "well I'm clearly different from these Americans but we all speak English… I must be British"
    ah kids
    Oscar Isaac is sooo cute!

  15. Oscar played the bastard, Blue in Sucker Punch, one of my favorite movies, and I see him as Poe Dameron in The Force Awakens. He's pretty awesome!

  16. Sex on a stick. And I am going to need a lot of Kleenex for this new Star Wars movie…Carrie’s last film. It’s going to break my heart

  17. I first saw him in Ex Machina and was blown away by his performance. He reminds me of Rami Malek for some reason though. Awesome dudes they both are.

  18. You want him to be good, and when he nerds out on Shakespeare, you see that he's not good. You see that he is fucking great. He is talented and considered and god damn good at his job.

  19. Admittedly, I came to this video for Carrie Fisher. but the more interesting part was about purgatory. Like he says, sounds like a good play….

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