The Addams Family has inspired generations of weirdos since the 1930s. That is quite the staying power. But it isn’t a surprise. No one can remain in fashion quite as well as a wonderfully wacky family that relishes most in what makes them unique. Of course, the Addams wouldn’t have survived this long without the wonderful talent that breathes life into them over and over again. Most recently, The Addams Family 2 delighted fans, but no one more so than Gomez Addams’ voice actor, Oscar Isaac. We’re pleased to reveal just how much fun Oscar Isaac had in creating the character with an exclusive look at a new The Addams Family 2 behind-the-scenes featurette.
In the featurette, we get to see a little bit of Oscar Isaac recording for Gomez. Isaac’s energy leaps off the screen and practically scorches us—even in what ostensibly was just one of many takes for any given line or scene. We can’t help but wonder, what came first? The chicken or the egg? Because often Oscar Isaac’s expression and Gomez Addams’ animated ones are practically twins. We could honestly watch Isaac perform his Gomez for hours. His whole body falls into the vocal performance. And his smile? Infectious.
Even in a scene where Gomez is doing little more than snoring and rolling around in bed, Isaac gives his all behind the scenes. He closes his eyes and mimics his counterpart standing up. Call us incredibly impressed.
Danielle Sterling, a producer on The Addams Family 2, sums it up incredibly well. She shares, “Oscar Isaac is fantastic. He has so much energy. He’s just very natural at what he does.”
Isaac also speaks a bit about the role in the featurette. He shares, “Gomez is a character that I’ve loved for such a long time just as a fan. Even reading Charles Addams’ comic strip. And Raul Julia being one of my biggest inspirations and seeing what he did with that character. And so then getting my chance to put my spin on it.”
You can now enjoy Isaac’s entire performance and a plethora of other behind-the-scenes and bonus features because The Addams Family 2 has just been released on Blu-ray and DVD. For those who haven’t watched yet, the official description of the film reads:
Morticia (Charlize Theron) and Gomez (Oscar Isaac) are distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with “scream time.” To reclaim their bond, they decide to cram Wednesday (Chloë Grace Moretz), Pugsley (Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton), Uncle Fester (Nick Kroll) and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. What could possibly go wrong?
This movie, which is “creepier and kookier than the first,” is sure to delight every Addams family fan out there. And don’t forget to imagine Oscar Isaac wildly gesticulating behind the scenes while you watch.