Everyone has their fair share of embarrassing or awkward moments and celebrities are not an exception either. Many bizarre moments and awkward interactions can be seen during award or premiere shows. Whether it be Jerry Seinfeld rejecting Kesha’s hug, Amy Schumer falling near Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Jennifer Lawrence tripping at the Oscars, Gary Busey kissing Jennifer Garner’s neck or Bjork wearing a swan dress at the Oscars, and many more. One more incident which can be added to this list is that of Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain’s viral red carpet moment back in 2021.
The bizarre red carpet PDA of Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain
Oscar Isaac talked about his viral red carpet moment with Jessica Chastain that happened during the 2021 Venice Film Festival. At the event, Isaac, and Chastain while posing for the cameras had an awkward and affectionate hug which at one point looked like Isaac was either kissing or sniffing (we don’t know) Chastain’s upper arm. As the moment was shown in slow motion, some fans gave it the name of a sexy interaction.
To clear things up Isaac explained his side of the story, but it seems like his explanation is just as bizarre as the moment itself as he compared himself and Chastain to ‘flatworms’.
On Jess Cagle Show, Oscar Isaac said:
“You can cut them into like a hundred pieces and they will grow a whole new worm out of the little piece,”
He said that how these worms communicate on a cellular level and decide what to do, speaking through an “electro kind of magnetic situation”.
“The cells kind of talk to each other through electricity and kind of decide, ‘Okay, you’re going to make the head.’ ‘All right, I’m going to make the tail,’ “that’s how Jessica and I kind of talk to each other. We’re just like little flatworms.”
Jessica Chastain came to the rescue and tried to explain more clearly. She talked about how both have been friends since college and how the moment was funny when seen in regular speed as everything just looks sexy when in slow motion.
“We’re acting, but also Oscar and I have been friends — we went to college together — so we’ve been friends more than half of our lives, and we know so much about each other,”
“Let me just say, though, this is a slow-motion video, and everybody is super sexy in slow motion, I think it was really funny because when you look at it at regular speed, I’m looking straight ahead and he looks over at me. He just kind of goes to give me a peck on my elbow, and at the same time, I’m going to give him a hug. So all of a sudden, his face ends up in my armpit.”
The friendship between Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain
Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain are both acclaimed actors. While Isaac has earned multiple awards for his performances, Chastain is not behind either and has two Oscar nominations. Both have won the Golden Globe awards.
As Chastain said they have both known each other since their college days and that’s why they both have really good chemistry. They starred in a couple of projects together. One of them was A Most Violent Year(2014).In 2021, they were again together as lead roles in the drama miniseries Scenes from a Marriage. The show is an adaptation of the 1970s Swedish series of the same name.
Well, we would like to see more of this ‘flatworm’ couple together in the future.