Surely it can’t be too long before Oscar Isaac lives up to his name.
I think we all have to be. Everything is run by technology these days, at least those who live in metropolitan areas. And I’m in New York right now, a city almost reliant on technology, so it’s interesting to think where it goes from here. Email, social media, it all seems to be about convenience and we’re always told we should sacrifice privacy for it. Soon we’ll no longer be able to compete with our own technology.
To a certain extent because it’s that’s happening - we’re not able to compete with our own industry – we’re destroying the Earth by doing it. Our own creations have gone past us, and that’s an inevitability from a robotic stand point too. And artificial intelligence of course.
[Laughs] No there hasn’t been too much of that, but it has made us realise that we assume a lot about technology. When things like that happen you wonder why we thought it was so safe, or that some camera can’t be turned on by an outside source. We believed it wouldn’t happen and that’s blind faith.
To try and pontificate about awards distribution is a very silly thing to do, on my end. So I’ll leave that to the bloggers and those guys to discuss. Whatever gets people to see the movie more is a good thing and very often getting awards recognition helps the box office, which is a good thing, but as for asking why this didn’t [get nominations] it’s not for me to say.
I’m very rarely not in a restaurant when away from the set, so my tastes are really for the food - not British food in general, just the different restaurants you offer. In London, there’s a Peruvian restaurant called Lima which I really like, with one branch in Covent Garden and another on Charlotte Street. The other good one is Hawksmoor. Seriously, for me, they do one of the best steaks in the world.
There’s no strategy, I just can’t talk about it.
Oddly enough, I found out in London. I’d flown over to meet with J.J. [Abrams] and he gave me the part. Before I knew it I was at Pinewood studios, still thrilled and excited even though I had no idea what to expect. To see the way he was approaching it with so much love and enthusiasm, wow, it was a great thing to be a part of.
It’s not always helpful to look at things as the villain. With sci-fi and fantasy, the story is actually human. When someone writes about mutants in X-Men, it’s not really about mutants, it’s about us. I’m researching the character and trying to understand what was trying to be expressed when they created this character for Apocalypse, and people’s fear that comes with that, what does that encompass.
We’re talking fantasy here, because it wouldn’t happen, but I’d love to inhabit the role of Marvin Gaye. He’s my favourite singer, he oozed confidence and it’s an incredible story. In some other world that would have been fun to play.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, a few.
Just sleep [laughs]. I’m moving into a new apartment and I’m going to try and shut off for a little bit. I’ll go out and see some music when I get the chance.
TV On The Radio. That’s the band I’ve seen the most times. They played in Brooklyn recently and that was such a good show. I love their new album.
No. If anything, I need to be less connected to technology.