Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac's chemistry at Venice Film Festival leaves fans curious
Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac had fans glued to the screen as they made their way down the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival premiere of Scenes from a Marriage.
Chastain and Isaac, who play a couple in the HBO drama miniseries, became cozy as they posed for the cameras in Italy on Saturday, September 4. Chastain, 44, turned heads in a strapless red down coupled with a diamond necklace, while Isaac, 42, looked sharp in a black tux. The pair became comfortable in the limelight as Isaac wrapped his arms around Chastain's waist while she leaned onto her leading man. He kissed her hand and arm, even pretending to propose to Chastain at one point, the Daily Mail reported.
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Save some Oscar Isaac for the rest of us 😭— ✨ FILM DAZE ✨ (@filmdaze) September 4, 2021
the way oscar isaac looks at jessica chastain i would simply faint— bia (@chstainferguson) September 4, 2021
Fans couldn't contain their emotions after viewing a viral video of Isaac kissing his colleague's arm.
"I have to mute the Oscar Isaac clip I am not strong enough to be seeing it as much as I am seeing it," actress Natalie Walker tweeted.
"The lesson? Be nicer to the guys in your local ska band, because they could grow up to be Oscar Isaac," content producer Arielle Castillo added.
"That Oscar Isaac clip would have brought 2012 Tumblr to the brink of apocalypse," one Twitter user joked.
"Everyone convinced Oscar Isaac/Jessica Chastain must have something going on just shows we need to bring back romcoms and chemistry test. Stars used to be compatible and put on shows while doing promo!" another chimed in.
I have to mute the oscar isaac clip I am not strong enough to be seeing it as much as I am seeing it— Natalie Walker (@nwalks) September 5, 2021
The lesson? Be nicer to the guys in your local ska band, because they could grow up to be Oscar Isaac https://t.co/lXMhfIOG3p— Arielle Castillo (@ariellec) September 5, 2021
that Oscar Isaac clip would have brought 2012 Tumblr to the brink of apocalypse— JP (@jpbrammer) September 5, 2021
Everyone convinced Oscar Isaac/Jessica Chastain must have something going on just shows we need to bring back romcoms and chemistry test. Stars used to be compatible and put on shows while doing promo!— Official Dev Patel Fan Club (@LaNoireDe) September 4, 2021
According to Us Weekly, Chastain and Isaac's public display of affection is "just for fun" considering both are married with kids. The Star Wars actor arrived in Italy with his wife Elvira Lind, whom he married in February 2017 -- a month before welcoming their son Eugene, 4. They gave birth to a second child in October 2019.
Meanwhile, the Zero Dark Thirty actress has been married to fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo since 2017. The pair has two children, daughter Giulietta, 3, and a second child, who was born last year.
The PDA on Saturday could be chalked up to Chastain and Isaac's decades-long friendship, according to Us Weekly. The pair, who also co-starred in 2014’s A Most Violent Year, is said to have met over 20 years ago while attending The Juilliard School together and have been friends ever since.
Speaking at a Venice Film Festival press conference, Chastain and Isaac admitted that their history made filming Scenes From a Marriage a little different than it would have been if they were strangers.
“We would joke that [the friendship] is a blessing and a curse,” Chastain said, as quoted by Deadline. “It’s a blessing because there’s immediate trust. You don’t have to be worried about offending. You can be very honest. The difficult thing is that at times we were reading each other’s minds. It was like, ‘Get out of my head’. So, I felt on this job there was no quiet time.”
Isaac agreed with his co-star and friend. “That’s well said. Professionally, it’s great when you know someone so well because you don’t have to worry about a lot of stuff you usually worry about," he explained. "However, on something this intense, you care about the person so much, because it’s like working with family. If you didn’t know someone so well, getting your own space isn’t so hard.