The red carpet antics of actor Oscar Isaac have gone viral, what with him sniffing co-star Jessica Chastain‘s armpit and all!!!
The decidedly quesy clip has been viewed more than 8.5 million times since it was posted on Sunday.
42-year-old Isaac and 44-year-old Chastain, were at the Venice Film Festival to promote their HBO drama series Scenes From A Marriage. The pair were posing on the red carpet with her arm draped on his shoulder.
Her screen spouse then spontaneously began to nuzzle his way up her arm and sniffed her armpit, much to her amusement or discomfort, neither was clear, although body language experts might suggest the latter.
He even followed up with a comedic twist by doing a lip-smacking chef’s kiss while Chastain laughed and looked flustered.
Both actors are married to other people with two children each and have known each other for more than 20 years, since their days together at The Juilliard School, a performing arts college in New York.
A slow-motion clip from the red carpet was posted on Twitter on Sunday by film critic Christina Newland, who wrote in the caption: “I wish I had words for this but I really do not.”
I wish I had words for this but I really do not pic.twitter.com/xJVzOJJCeh
— Christina Newland (@christinalefou) September 4, 2021
Her post has been retweeted more than 36,300 times. Isaac’s wife, Danish director-screenwriter Elvira Lind, was actually on the sidelines of the red carpet and also appeared to find the interaction hilarious.
In an interview with Reuters on Sunday, Chastain and Isaac described their close bond off set as “both a blessing and a curse” for their latest roles.
While there was an easy familiarity, the sex scenes were also awkward, according to Chastain, even though there was an intimacy coordinator on set.
She added: “I would still get embarrassed. Bourbon helped a lot.”