Oscar Isaac has opened up about honoring his late mother Eugenia in director Sam Gold‘s production of Shakespeare classic Hamlet at the Public Theater.
“I would just read the play all the time, do bits for her. I didn’t know how to process any of it, but this I knew how to do,” the 38-year-old Star Wars actor told The New York Times in a recent interview.
“I know it happens to everybody, but it’d never happened to me. I know people’s mothers have died, but this was mine,” Oscar continued. “It’s for my mom that I’m doing it. It’s to honor her life, but also her death, which was so awful.”
Pictured: Oscar getting support from his former Two Gentelman of Verona co-star Rosario Dawson, John Turturro, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells and John Leguizamo at the opening night party for Hamlet held at The Public Theater on Thursday (July 13) in New York City.