Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac attend the red carpet of the movie "Scenes From a Marriage (Ep. 1 and 2)" during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 04, 2021 in Venice, Italy.
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Oscar Isaac Explains Viral, Intimate Red Carpet Moment With Jessica Chastain

When promoting a then-new series on the red carpet, Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain were getting scandalously close, and a few very intimate moments from their appearance went viral because of it.

Now, almost a year later, Isaac has explained how the two of them got so close and what their relationship is like so we could understand why they behaved like that.

We finally have an explanation for a weird celebrity moment last year.

In September of 2021, Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain appeared on the red carpet to promote their HBO miniseries Scenes From a Marriage.

They were awfully close the whole time, holding hands, putting their arms around one another, Isaac even kissed Chastain's upper arm and... sniffed her.

We now have a reason as to why they were so touchy-feely that night.

Oscar Isaac in 'Scenes from a Marriage'.
IMDb | HBO

Well, sort of, anyway.

Isaac was a guest on The Jess Cagel Show this week, during which he compared himself and Chastain to flatworms. Yeah, you read that right, flatworms.

It was quite the in-depth explanation too.

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in 'Scenes from a Marriage'.
IMDb | HBO

"You know, you can cut them into like a hundred pieces and they will grow a whole new worm out of the little piece," he said, "So they're basically kind of immortal [...] 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'...they're communicating through some sort of like electro kind of magnetic situation."

"That's how Jessica and I kind of talk to each other. We're just like, little flatworms."

Jessica Chastain in 'Scenes from a Marriage'.
IMDb | HBO

Though he does admit that maybe it's not the best way to communicate, saying, "Maybe we should use more actual human language to talk instead of sniffing an armpit and doing things like that."

However, he mostly considers it a testament to their friendship.

Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac attend the red carpet of the movie "Scenes From a Marriage (Ep. 1 and 2)" during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 04, 2021 in Venice, Italy.
Getty | Dominique Charriau

"That's kind of what's starts to happen and no matter how much we annoy each other, no matter what happens, it's like, when you get us together, it's like, it's just other stuff that's going on that is making us grow two heads."

h/t: EOnline