Oscar Isaac has an important message for fans: it’s OK to call him “Daddy.” In a recent interview, the Moon Knight star addressed the nickname fans had given him, revealing that he doesn’t mind it at all. Of course, his comment sent many people into a frenzy as they took to social media to use the nickname as much as possible. Here’s more on Isaac’s ever-growing fan bases and what he had to say about them.
Oscar Isaac developed a following with ‘Moon Knight,’ ‘Star Wars,’ and ‘Dune’
Isaac’s acting career dates back to the mid-’90s. However, some of his most well-known projects include three Star Wars films, in which he played a Resistance pilot named Poe Dameron. He stepped away from his role after Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, but many fans have continued to enjoy his performances in the films.
More recently, Isaac returned to science fiction in 2021’s Dune, in which he played Duke Leto Atreides. Dune: Part Two is set to arrive in 2023, but according to Digital Spy, it seems unlikely Isaac will reprise his role.
Isaac’s newest venture is a starring role in Marvel’s new series Moon Knight on Disney+. He plays Steven Grant, a museum worker who experiences strange blackouts for days at a time. Steven learns that he has dissociative identity disorder (DID) and shares a body with a mercenary named Marc Spector/Moon Knight. As his blackouts continue, Steven finds himself and Marc wrapped up in a dark mystery involving Egyptian gods.
Oscar Isaac gave fans permission to call him ‘Daddy,’ and Twitter is going wild
Only two episodes of Moon Knight have premiered thus far, but many fans are already in love with Isaac and his character. Some have even dubbed Isaac “Daddy.” He responded to the fan love in a recent interview with ET Today (seen above).
“I didn’t know that fans called me ‘Daddy.’ But that’s OK. They can call me ‘Daddy’ if they want to,” he said with a chuckle.
Many fans on Twitter are swooning over Isaac’s response.
“Oscar Isaac saying ‘they can call me daddy if they want to, I don’t mind’ just took years off my life,” one person tweeted.
“I will never f***ing recover from this,” another user added.
Others are taking every opportunity they can to use Isaac’s nickname.
“Daddy? Sorry. Daddy? Sorry. Daddy? My mistake sorry. Daddy?? I apologize. Daddy? Sorry. Daddy??? sorry I won’t say it again …” one person wrote.
“Oscar Isaac really gave us permission to call him daddy AND I WILL I WILL CALL HIM THAT TILL MY LAST BREATH,” another user added.
Oscar Isaac compared his 3 fan bases in a recent interview
Isaac may not have known about his fan-made nickname, but he’s made it clear in the past that he does notice his fans’ passion. In an interview with E! News, he spoke about Star Wars, Dune, and Moon Knight fans, pointing out their differences. He called the Star Wars fan base “particularly frenzied” because his Star Wars trilogy had marked a return to the saga after a long hiatus.
“Dune is much more akin to Lord of the Rings, very literary. People have lived with those books for a very long time, so those are fascinating conversations,” he added.
In Moon Knight’s case, the titular Marvel hero isn’t as well-known as others, so Isaac felt excited to bring Moon Knight to light.
“Definitely there are some people who have been fans of it for a long time — he’s been around since 1975. But still, it’s a relatively obscure character,” Isaac explained. “So the opportunity to introduce him into the world, and to a whole set of new fans, that’s also one of the most exciting parts of this whole thing.”
New episodes of Moon Knight drop on Wednesdays on Disney+.