A clip of the actor kissing his co-star Jessica Chastain’s arm has Twitter flustered.
Oscar Issac has us swooning through our phone screens.
The Ex Machina actor has made waves with a sensual red carpet clip from this year’s Venice Film Festival. In the video, Issac poses for the cameras with his frequent collaborator and Scenes from a Marriage co-star, Jessica Chastain. As she rests her hand on his shoulder, he admires her bicep and kisses it. After Chastain pushes him away, looking as flustered as we all felt while watching the moment, Issac does a chef’s kiss gesture.
Chastain wears a strapless red Atelier Versace gown with a diamond necklace, while Issac sports a classic black tuxedo and bow tie by Prada.
The Dune actor is famous for bringing the sexual tension on screen, and for being flirtatious with his male and female co-stars while promoting his films. His latest display at the premiere of Competencia Oficial has many Twitter users clutching their pearls.
Though Chastain and Issac look very close in the clip, it’s the closeness of a longtime friendship. The duo met over 20 years ago as Julliard classmates and have stayed friends since, per Deadline. They also starred together in the 2014 crime drama A Most Violent Year.
As for romantic relationships, both of the actors are spoken for. The Star Wars actor met his wife, Danish film director Elvira Lind, in 2012. They couple married in 2017 and they share two children. The Molly’s Game actor also married her husband, fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, in 2017, and they welcomed their second child last year.
Chastain and Issac play a troubled couple in the HBO remake of the 1973 miniseries Scenes from a Marriage, which premiered at Venice last night. The actors told Deadline that their friendship created a unique challenge during filming.
“We would joke that [the friendship] is a blessing and a curse. 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,” Chastain said.
Isaac added, “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. 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.”