Oscar Isaac Opens Up About His Difficult Time Filming MCU Series
Moon Knight has quickly become a fan favourite among Marvel fans due to the series' uniqueness. The series has taken several twists and turns as it explores Egyptian mythology while also focusing on mental health as Moon Knight suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder, a condition that causes Moon Knight to have multiple personalities.
So far, fans have met Marc Spector, the mercenary, and Steven Grant, the gift shop clerk, but they are aware that there is a third personality lurking in the shadows. The fact that the main hero's personality changes multiple times in a scene contributes to some of the action sequences being quite interesting and suspenseful.
While this has been a fun feature for the series, it wasn't easy for Oscar Isaac to switch between the characters. In a recent interview, the actor discussed the difficulties he encountered while filming:
“It was definitely challenging at first because I wasn’t so comfortable switching between the two. So I would ask if we could just shoot all of Steven’s stuff first and then all of Marc’s, and then slowly, as I got more comfortable and I really got a handle on both characters, it became easier to switch in-between the two, even in the same moment.”
Mohammed Diab also mentioned how difficult it was for him because he only wanted to film one character at a time. After some time, the director was able to persuade Isaac to try out both characters at the same time:
“At the beginning, it wasn’t clear to us who Marc is and who Steven is. Oscar at the beginning wanted only to [embody] Steven a day and Marc a day, never on the same day. After a while, there were a couple of scenes where he was talking in the mirror, and I told him, ‘Why don’t you try [both characters]?’ I kept pushing him and giving him encouragement. All of a sudden, he did this magical thing. Isaac shifted between the two characters so easily that “when the camera is just panning all of a sudden, he’s someone else. Once he’s Marc, you see him getting taller. When he’s Steven, he’s so approachable.”
This is undoubtedly some of Isaac's best acting, as he seamlessly switches between personalities. With only two episodes remaining, fans are hoping to see more of Isaac's acting talent after the dramatic ending of Episode 4.
The official synopsis for the show is as follows:
Moon Knight is a new globetrotting action-adventure series featuring a complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. The multiple identities who live inside him find themselves thrust into a deadly war of the gods against the backdrop of modern and ancient Egypt. Moon Knight is directed by Mohamed Diab and is coming to Disney+ on March 30.
The MCU is only now beginning to introduce new superhero teams into the Marvel universe, as the Avengers require all the assistance they can get right now. It's only a matter of time before the Young Avengers, Illuminati, Defenders, Midnight Sons, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Thunderbolts make an appearance in the MCU.