Oscar Isaac Talks ‘Moving’ Moment at ‘Star Wars Celebration’: ‘I Definitely Got Emotional’

by Ashley Crossan 1:07 PM PDT, May 06, 2015
Playing Oscar Isaac Talks ‘Moving’ Moment at ‘Star Wars Celebration’: ‘I Definitely Got Emotional’

Oscar Isaac is an absolute ‘force’ to be reckoned with!

The 36-year-old actor currently stars in the artificial intelligence-themed sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, he’ll become “the best friggin pilot in the galaxy” in Star Wars: The Force Awakens later this year, and he’s gearing up for the title role in X-Men: Apocalypse.

ETonline caught up with Oscar, who is in Montreal to promote Ex Machina, but there’s another reason he’s so far north.

“Tomorrow is my first day on set [of X-Men: Apocalypse],” said Oscar. “The vibe up here is just wonderful and Montreal’s a great town. I'm really looking forward to this summer.”

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But before Apocalypse, Oscar will be seen in the cockpit of an X-wing starfighter as Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18. ETonline attended last month's Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, Calif., soaking in all the surreal moments of the weekend – and Oscar admits it was a bit overwhelming for him as well.

“When we were shooting the film, I had to try to attempt at least to treat it like any other job because if not, you just freeze up -- so one of the things I had to do is diminish the whole thing, just to be able to be present,” said Oscar. “But man, when I walked into that auditorium with the thousands of people in a state of religious ecstasy, it was very intense and I definitely got emotional about the whole thing because, you again remember what a complete cultural phenomenon it is -- something that no one could have anticipated, and to be able to add to that culture was very moving.”

You can see Oscar (and we highly recommend it) in Ex Machina, in theaters now.

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