"The reality is that our friendship was never the same again" confides the actress, two years after an emotionally intense shoot.
In 2021, the remake of Scenes from the Married Life by Ingmar Bergman for HBO made shine Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac. The duo had delivered a remarkable performance, on edge, marked by sequences of river dialogues and scenes of unspeakable psychological brutality. A grueling shoot for the duo who had known each other for a long time, since their student days. Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac are really close in life and they confided in us with a smile at the time: “We sacrificed our friendship for this series! From the first days of rehearsals, reading the script, I told Oscar that it was going to be difficult to remain friends after that”.
Jessica Chastaindidn't believe so well. Today, the actress tells Vanity Fair that this longtime friendship is no longer the same:
“Scenes From a Marriage a was very difficult to shoot. I love Oscar [Isaac], but the reality is that our friendship has never been the same. I think we'll get through this, but I needed a little respite after this shoot. There were so many “I love you, I hate you” in this series, that we both had to distance ourselves”.
An intense emotional pressure that Jessica Chastain does not regret, who acknowledges“to also feel a lot of joy in this profession. I have the impression of have the best job in the world because I'm lucky to have these experiences. Experiences that are totally surreal, but I have this feeling that they happened to me. When in fact, personally, I I have a very quiet life. I don't need to have these tortured things in my life. I play them and experience them and then I go home and live quietly and peacefully.”< /p>
Oscar Isaac had been nominated for an Emmy Award for his performance in Scenes From a Marriage, while the two performers had been cited for the Golden Globes.