Thursday 21 September 2017

Isaac: I conquered my fear of cats

Oscar Isaac had to overcome his fear of cats for Inside Llewyn Davis
Oscar Isaac had to overcome his fear of cats for Inside Llewyn Davis

Oscar Isaac has revealed how he had to get over his fear of cats as he filmed Inside Llewyn Davis.

The Guatemalan award-winning actor takes the lead role of a struggling folk musician in the Coen brother's musical drama, and spends a lot of time accompanied by a cat.

"I like them when they're not near me. I approached this one with a lot of trepidation. But I had to have one tied to me at all times so I had to get over that pretty quickly," he said.

Oscar's fear of the furry felines started after he was bitten by a cat.

"It was not one of these cats. This was a couple of years before doing the film. I randomly was petting a cat, it bit me and it put me into hospital," he recalled.

Oscar - who revealed that jamming with co-star Justin Timberlake and the film's soundtrack supervisors Marcus Mumford of Mumford And Sons and T-Bone Burnett was one of the "most beautiful experiences" of his life - said he would consider starring in a film version of a stage musical.

"My first job out of drama school was a musical in New York," he said.

"I don't know. I'm not super into musicals and that musical style, but there are a couple that I do like. If something really good came around, I would consider it."

Inside Llewyn Davis is in cinemas now.

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