The two have also been highly awarded for it. Isaac won a Golden Globe award for Best Actor for his performance in the miniseries “Show Me A Hero,” while Chastain won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film “Zero Dark Thirty.”
This is just one of the few things that the stars have in common, and other things have formed the basis of their very popular friendship. The public has known that they’ve been friends for decades, but it recently came up again when they showed how close their bond is during a moment they shared on the red carpet.
This prompted Chatain to open up about her very good friend and how they met. Here’s all the actress had to say.
Chastain And Isaac Have Starred In Projects Together
The two friends have worked together as an on-screen couple in the past. One of these projects was a film titled “A Most Violent Year,” released in 2014. The film’s setting was in 1981 New York City, where the city’s occupants were faced with skyrocketing violence and organized crime rates.
Isaac’s role was one of a businessman, Abel Morales, whose company faced obstacles due to interference by thieving criminals. Chastain was cast as Anna Morales, his wife, who hid money from the company to benefit their family.
They also starred in the HBO miniseries “Scenes From A Marriage,” released in 2021, leaving fans in awe of their raw talent and beautiful delivery. The show featured Isaac and Chastain as the lead actors and gave viewers the sense of a married American couple.
With only five intense episodes, the plot followed Mira Phillips and Jonathan Levy, who faced serious issues concerning their relationship. Fans and film critics highly praised the series and its casting.
Chastain And Isaac Have Been Friends For A Long Time
There had been several rumors about the reality of the duo’s relationship as their bond was noticed on several occasions on the red carpet.
At the first premier of “Scenes From a Marriage,” fans could not get enough of the red carpet slow-motion video, which showed Isaac reaching for a kiss that was blocked by Chastain’s arm.
Fans believed that this red carpet moment was not as embarrassing as it normally would have been because of the actors’ long-term friendship, as USA Today reported that their friendship stretches back to their college days.
In the report, Chastain said, “We’re acting, but also, Oscar and I have been friends. We went to college together, so we’ve been friends more than half of our lives, we know so much about each other. We know how to make each other laugh.”
Chastain and Isaac’s Viral Red Carpet Moment
The seemingly intimate moment shared between the two long-time friends at the “Scenes From a Marriage” premiere on September 4 was all over the internet, and fans could not stop talking about the clip.
Chastain opened up recently about it in an interview with THR. “I’m looking straight ahead and he looks over at me,… he just goes to give me a peck on my elbow, and at the same time, I’m going to give him a hug. So all of a sudden, his face ends up in my armpit.” She explained.
She expressed that the red carpet moment was not very intimate in reality. In her words, “Let me just say though, this is a slow-motion video, and everybody is super sexy in slow motion.”
Hopefully, more candid moments will be captured in any future award shows they attend together.
Chastain And Isaac Are Married To Other People
The friends have been frequently tagged as the sexiest Hollywood couple by many of their fans, but they’ve never been in a relationship. Chastain and Isaac have made their marital statuses well known to the public.
Despite the intimate red carpet clip and the several steamy ones in their new show, the actors are in happy marriages with different people and even have kids.
In 2017, Chastain married an Italian noble, Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, and they have had two kids in the years since. Isaac, on the other hand, is not so vocal about his relationships.
He once spoke about his relationship with his childhood sweetheart Maria Miranda but never revealed when and why they broke up. However, he is now married to director Elvira Lind, with whom he was linked as far back as 2015. They got married in 2017 and gave birth to a son in the same year.