Oscar Isaac Delves Deeper into That Now-Iconic Accent in ‘Moon Knight’
One of the unique developments of the Moon Knight promotional campaign was Oscar Isaac’s surprising use of a cockney accent; it appears as though he is quite intrigued by the discourse surrounding it as Oscar Isaac delves deeper into that now-iconic accent.
The most ambitious project yet for Marvel Studios and the lauded MCU has come from what is perhaps its most surprising endeavor; the incredibly brutal and enigmatic character known as Moon Knight.
Following the story of former mercenary Marc Spector- a character who struggles with dissociative identity disorder and the overwhelming presence of multiple personalities- who is eventually granted superhuman abilities by the Egyptian moon god Khonshu.
These events create in Marc the violent and fear-mongering vigilante known as Moon Knight; an entity that makes life rather complicated for the already struggling Spector.
Front and center in the trailer for the upcoming Disney+ series was Spector’s alternate personality known as Steven Grant, a British gift shop clerk who finds it nearly impossible to sleep.
Outside of the fascinating and brutal look into the series, many fans were captivated by the main character’s employment of a cockney accent in the trailer, something that the star addressed as Oscar Isaac delves deeper into the now-iconic accent in Moon Knight.
Talking to Empire, Isaac spoke on the divisive response to the accent by stating:
I stand by the sound of Steven 100 per cent. It’s cool [the accent] got people excited, and some were like, ‘That sucks!’ and others were like, ‘Thats great!’ But there are reasons.
That voice is about where Steven’s from, where he’s living now, and some of his belived heritage. It’s not an idea of what Brits actually sound like.”
As it turns out, it was Isaac himself who suggested that the differentiating factor between Steven Grant and Marc Spector was more than just the nuances of the character, but something as vital as an accent.
The series head writer, Jeremy Slater, states, “in the initial script, the difference between Steven and Marc was an attitude, It was Oscar who said, ‘What about an accent?”
We cannot wait to see what else Isaac has in store for the character and see how else he uses the accent in the upcoming series.
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