Oscar Isaasc thinks Star Wars cast were given more freedom in The Rise of Skywalker
Oscar Isaac believes the 'Star Wars' cast were given more freedom in 'The Rise of Skywalker'.
The 40-year-old actor plays Poe Dameron in the new 'Star Wars' trilogy, and feels that the actors were given more "control" during the production of the upcoming final movie.
In an interview with Sirius XM, Oscar said: "There was a lot more scenes were shot in 'Oners' (one-shot takes), which means there wasn't 'Okay, now we shoot your close up and now we shoot my close up.' What that meant was that he was giving up a bit of control because when you do it that way you can very much control people's performance.
"But when you do these long takes people are talking over each other and you can't cut around stuff. So I think it meant he trusted the performers, he trusted that we understood who the characters were and he let those dynamics play out in real-time with each other, and I think that was a lot of fun."
Oscar also expressed his surprise that director J.J. Abrams did not try and nitpick, considering the pressure to produce a good finale to the final trilogy of main 'Star Wars' films.
He added: "Often, it's amazing, a movie of this size with so much pressure you'd think that he'd be micromanaging it to such an extent that you wouldn't want to lose control over it as the person leading the whole thing. But I found that he was just willing to shake things up and try something else, let's try a different line here.
"If I came up after a few takes and I said 'Could I try doing it like this? With this kind of energy?' He says 'Go for it', and sometimes it would work, often it wouldn't work at all and we'd go back to doing what we were doing before, but the fact that he was willing to make space for that was really exciting."