Jessica Chastain opened up about her friendship with Oscar Isaac. The Oscar winner said her friendship with the actor changed after working together on HBO’s Scenes From a Marriage. In a recent interview with Variety, the actress shared some rare insights about their friendship.
Jessica Chastain said her and Oscar Isaac’s friendship has never quite been the same
The 42-year-old told the outlet, “I mean, Scenes From a Marriage was very tough. And I love Oscar [Isaac], but the reality is, our friendship has never quite been the same. We’re going to be okay, but after that, I was like, I need a little bit of a breather. There was so much I love you, I hate you in that series.”
The pair played the role of a married couple, Mira and Jonathan, who worked together to fix their marriage. Previously they worked together in the 2014 drama A Most Violent Year.
Later on, the actor said of her joy in playing the role despite the trolls, “But there’s so much joy in what I get to do. There’s a lot of catharsis. I feel like I have the best job in the world because I get to have these experiences. They’re so out of this world and feel like they’re mine. But then I live a very quiet life. I don’t have to have these tortured things in my life. I play them and I experience them, and then I come home and I live quietly and peacefully.”
Moreover, the Eyes of Tammy Faye star said of the moment at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, where Isaac kissed her on her armpit while posing for pictures, “We’ve been friends for over 20 years,” Chastain said. “He’s like a jokester, and I adore him. I think because he’s a man and I’m a woman it became this huge thing,” Chastain continued about the internet’s reaction.