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THE TRUTH ABOUT OSCAR ISAAC AND JESSICA CHASTAIN'S RELATIONSHIP
By BROOKE HARDINGTON
Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain first met when they were students at Juilliard — though the meet-cute was more poignant for Isaac than it was for Chastain. "I can't remember the first time we met. It wasn't like this magic moment of, 'Who is that man?'" she told USA Today.
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Isaac recalls "noticing" her during her Helen of Troy monologue. Either way, the existing rapport made for a positive working experience on the set of the 2014 film "A Most Violent Year."
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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the pair reunited to film "Scenes from a Marriage," per People. "When I got the scripts, I knew immediately it was going to be like a play, because most of it's just him and I talking for an hour," Chastain told the outlet.
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That said, their close friendship made for some unexpected roadblocks during the filming process of "Scenes from a Marriage." "It ... became difficult and quite painful ... where not only are we verbally but [also] physically hurting each other," Chastain shared with Entertainment Tonight Canada.
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At the 2021 Venice Film Festival, Isaac was caught on camera embracing Chastain, as well as kissing the inside of her arm. The intimate exchange set Twitter on fire, but Chastain made it clear that the whole thing was just an extension of their on-screen chemistry.
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