Hollywood star Oscar Issac who stole many hearts with his extraordinary portrayal of his role as Steven Grant/Marc Spector in Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight shared that he regrets that a scene was cut from episode 6 which could have shown more depth to the Marc Spector and Steven Grant’s character development.
The six-episode limited series starring Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke in the lead is based on the story of an anti-hero who suffers from a dissociative identity disorder. Each episode of the series provided new levels of thrills and mystery which was enhanced by Issac’s portraying alternate personalities who evolved till the very end.
Oscar Issac On Moon Knight Scene Cut
Issac shared that he wished to have that heartbreaking scene in that final episode in which his character had confronted his abusive mother and how his mother shares a connection to the Egyptian goddess Ammit. That scene also could have thrown a light on the “Later’s gators” phrase that Steven Grant uses.
“And in some ways, we tried to push it more. There was a great scene at the end of [Episode] 6 that just didn’t quite fit in the rhythm of it and that was one scene that, for me, would have tied in mother and Ammit a little closer, because that’s also why I came up with this “Later’s gators” thing because then she says, ‘After a while, crocodile.’ And so for me, that’s like… she said, ‘Crocodile.’ She was the crocodile goddess that’s saying, ‘I wish I could pre-judge you because you would never have… this never would have happened.’ So for me, it was really important even if the audience doesn’t get it literally, that there’s some even subtextual emotional connection to everything that’s happening.”
Issac Shared The Difficulty of Playing Characters In That Scene Cut of Moon Knight
The Moon Knight actor also shared that the particular scene was ‘complicated.’
“It was difficult to understand just how complicated it was going to be… even just preparing for it, you know, until you’re there and realizing that not only is it you know two separate characters but sometimes I’d be playing two separate characters watching… themselves in the past interacting as well.”
He added, “So in a way in the scene for instance, in Episode 5 where Steven watches Marc from the past break down in front of his parent’s house and so… Steven’s watching Marc, and then Steven watches Marc turn into Steven from the past… Marc from the present watches Steven from the present watching Marc from the past turn into Steven from the past. You know, and all that, we shot on the same day. So… all of them have to have their very specific point of view, their emotional truth to what’s happening in that moment and also holding the entire story in one’s mind to… have it make sense and be telling a story. So that kind of twisting of the brain and figuring out… you know, being very specific with each one and what’s happening with each one, that was it was just such an incredible mountain to scale.”
In a recent interview, Director Mohammad Diab also talked about this scene praising Isaac’s stunning performance, citing, “That scene by itself is an Oscar-worthy performance.”
Moon Knight is available on Disney+.