Oscar Isaac Defends His Divisive ‘Moon Knight’ Voice

What's in a voice?

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Oscar Isaac says “there are reasons” why his divisive Moon Knight voice sounds like that.

The latest series to come out of Marvel Studios’ pipeline is Moon Knight, which features Oscar Isaac as the titular hero. From what we’ve seen, the Disney Plus miniseries is set to be one of Marvel’s most complex and mature projects as it tackles multiple personality disorders, Egyptian gods, and even cult leaders. Mostly everyone is on board with the supernatural and psychological thriller-influenced route of the show, but some have some pretty damnings words to say regarding Oscar Isaac’s British voice.

Oscar Isaac’s voice for Steven Grant has been dubbed as an exaggerated and over-the-top take on a British accent. Some have even said it’s taken them out of the show’s gloomy atmosphere because of how fake it sounds. According to Oscar Isaac, Grant’s nasally and off-kilter British voice has deliberate reasoning behind it. Speaking with Empire Online, the Moon Knight star opened up about the criticism his voice has faced since the initial debut of footage.

“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, ‘That’s great!’ But there are reasons… That voice is about where Steven’s from, where he’s living now, and some of his believed heritage. It’s not an idea of what Brits actually sound like.”

It turns out that Oscar Isaac came up with the accent as head writer Jeremy Slater opened up about the divisive choice.

“In the initial script, the difference between Steven and Marc was in attitude. It was Oscar who said, ‘What about an accent?’”

Here is the official synopsis for Marvel’s Moon Knight series:

The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.

Starring Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, Gaspard Ulliel, and May Calamawy, Moon Knight is set to make its Disney Plus debut on March 30th.  Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the upcoming Disney Plus series and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: Empire Online