Oscar Isaac Has a Soft Spot for Jessica Lange and Movies on Airplanes

The A Most Violent Year actor, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2015 issue, opens up about why movies on planes always make him cry, what it was like to meet his cinematic crush, Jessica Lange, and more in this video interview. Oscar Isaac wears his own clothes.

Released on 1/11/2015

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Starring: Oscar Isaac

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Any movie on a plane will make me cry.
00:05
If I watch Norbit on a plane, I'll start crying.
00:07
I think it's something about the high cabin pressure,
00:10
but outside of that, The Mission,
00:13
that movie made me cry a lot, and I think
00:15
that has a lot to do with the music of that film,
00:17
and of course De Niro and Jeremy Irons
00:19
are incredible in that movie.
00:20
I think the last time I sobbed was for a movie called
00:24
Unfinished Piece for Player Piano,
00:26
which I actually saw for the first time in school,
00:27
and it's based on a Chekhov play, and
00:30
that's a beautiful movie as well.
00:34
My big cinematic crush was
00:37
when I saw King Kong with Jessica Lange.
00:41
Yeah, it was bad.
00:43
My dad had just gotten a computer,
00:46
and so I printed her name out in every font.
00:48
Just the name in all the different types.
00:50
(female laughter)
00:52
Yeah, and I would dream about her, it was heavy.
00:56
And I would have, and it was like, it hurt.
01:00
Two years, three, yeah two years ago,
01:02
I knew I was gonna do a movie with her.
01:04
And so I was like, just wait to tell her.
01:06
Just don't tell her right away,
01:07
'cause it's gonna be strange,
01:09
and within 30 seconds, I was like,
01:10
I had the biggest crush on you,
01:11
I wrote your name in every font.