Oscar Isaac talks Star Wars.
Oscar Isaac talks Star Wars.

Brutal response to Star Wars question

Sounds like Oscar Isaac won't be doing another Star Wars film in a hurry - unless he needs the cash.

The actor, who played X-wing pilot Poe Dameron across three Star Wars films over the past five years, gave a brutally honest answer when asked recently if he'd be up for appearing in any more films in the franchise.

"I enjoyed the challenge of those films and working with a very large group of incredible artists and actors, prop makers, set designers, and all that was really fun," Isaac said during a recent Deadline panel discussion, as reported by IndieWire.

 

Oscar Isaac in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Photo: David James.
Oscar Isaac in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Photo: David James.

So far, so good. But then Isaac, who first found fame in arthouse flicks like Inside Llewyn Davis and Ex-Machina, expanded on his three-film stint inside the Star Wars franchise.

"It's not really what I set out to do. What I set out to do was to make handmade movies, and to work with people that inspire me," he said, before turning his attention to his next film, The Card Counter, by acclaimed director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull).

"Paul's movies, the things that he's made, it's in my DNA. I'm not alone, obviously. [For] every actor of a certain generation, those are the films that made them who they are, so that's certainly my case. It feels like for me a personal turning point and that, as far as I'm concerned, it has nothing to do with the finished product. It's the process of doing this," he said.

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Star Wars director Rian Johnson with John Boyega (middle) and Oscar Isaac (at right). Photo: David James
Star Wars director Rian Johnson with John Boyega (middle) and Oscar Isaac (at right). Photo: David James

And then, the sting in the tail - Isaac was asked if he'd totally ruled out a return to the Star Wars universe: "Probably, but who knows. If I need another house or something." Ouch.

Isaac, who has a net worth of $US10 million, reportedly received a pay cheque in the "mid to high six figures" his work in the 2015 mega-hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

 

Originally published as Brutal response to Star Wars question


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