Check Out Oscar Isaac's Hilarious Interview with Fallon


| LAST UPDATE 10/19/2021

By Kayla Black
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From The Addams Family to The Card Counter and Dune, Oscar Isaac has been one busy man. But lucky for us, he made some time to stop by and chat with comedy legend, Jimmy Fallon.

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Oscar Isaac stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on October 15th to talk all things Hollywood - especially considering the highly anticipated release of Dune. Isaac, who plays Duke Leto Atreides, scored the role of the Duke of House Atreides, AKA the father of Paul Atreides. And that meant that, for the time of filming at least, Isaac was Timothée Chalamet's father. Jimmy couldn't help but wonder how the two actors adjusted to the father-and-son dynamic, to which Oscar quipped back, "He's my sweet little baby boy." And the method behind their successful bond? "I would just hold him a lot," Isaac joked.

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But in reality, it wasn't as easy as A-B-C: it had a lot to do about natural chemistry. "[Timothée] was the best because I can't just be like, 'I'm your dad,'" Isaac explained to Jimmy Fallon. "And it's that old adage from theatre school where the king doesn't show the audience who the king is. It's the court that tells the audience who the king is," the 42-year-old actor continued. "It just shows what a talented and beautiful actor he is." And while there was more than enough to talk about surrounding the Dune premiere, the conversation quickly took a turn to his musical talents.

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Apparently, Oscar Isaac was out there chasing Dad of the Year awards by playing his son lullabies on the guitar and serenading him. As Oscar put it, his son loved the "classics" including The Wheels on the Bus. "I've got a lot of originals, but he's just not as into them," the father of two confessed to the audience. But while his kiddos weren't down for the experimental tracks, Jimmy and the live studio audience were more than eager to hear the track. And so we got a special performance of The Hippopotamus Song, which actually made Jessica Chastain's daughter cry! "It can be intense," Isaac admitted as Jimmy laughed along.

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You can check out the full interview above - and don't forget to check back for more hilarious interviews with celebs.