Friday 18 August 2017

Isaac: Madonna is so determined

Oscar Isaac plays a security guard in Madonna's new film WE
Oscar Isaac plays a security guard in Madonna's new film WE

Madonna is a "formidable" filmmaker, Oscar Isaac has revealed.

The Sucker Punch actor stars in the Queen of Pop's new film, WE, and said it was surreal being directed by the music icon.

"She is definitely a formidable woman, she is such a determined and incredible woman that it never left my mind that this icon was directing us - yelling at me to make love better and things like that!" he said.

Oscar added: "Anything she ever asked for was always right on. And she's very funny, that's what I wasn't expecting, she has a great self-deprecating humour and wit. I loved it, I love her."

While his WE co-star Abbie Cornish had to Skype Madonna, Oscar - who plays Blue in Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch - had an easy-going encounter with the director in person.

"I was summoned to Madonna's 'lair', her house up in New York and met with her for a few hours. We just had a great conversation and off of that she hired me. It was awesome," he recalled.

The 31-year-old plays security guard Evgeni, who has a love affair with Abbie's character Wally Winthrop in the drama.

"It's a modern day [story] and Abbie's character goes to Sotheby's to see them auctioning off all of Wallis Simpson's memorabilia. I'm a security guard that works there that she ends up having a romance with," he revealed.

:: Sucker Punch is in cinemas now.

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