Ska Icon Oscar Isaac Covers Bill Murray’s ‘Star Wars’ Song From ‘SNL’

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12.16.15 2 Comments

Sam Rockwell dances in every movie he’s in. Why can’t Oscar Isaac be afforded the same luxury, but with singing? He showed off his great voice in Inside Llewyn Davis, where he pleaded with President Kennedy to not shoot him into space with his Star Wars: The Force Awakens co-star Adam Driver. But Isaac didn’t sing in A Most Violent Year, or Ex Machina (he did tear up the f*cking dance floor, though), or Show Me a Hero, and I’m guessing J.J. Abrams didn’t let him get his Sy Snootles on in The Force Awakens.

He’ll have to make do with covering Bill Murray-as-Nick Winters’ Star Wars song from SNL for GQ. You know the lyrics: “Star Wars! Nothing but Star Wars! Gimme those Star Wars, don’t let them end.” Isaac updated the lyrics to include mentions of BB-8 (voiced by an SNL great) and Kylo Ren. He’s playing an acoustic guitar here, but in 1996, Isaac was a bass player in a ska band, The Worms, because everyone was a bass player in a ska band in 1996.

Isaac — then Óscar Isaac Hernández; forever O-ska-r Isaac — once discussed his ska days with Jimmy Kimmel. “I was in a few ska bands, actually,” the X-Men: Apocalypse star said. “Petrified Frogs. Closet Heterosexuals. The Worms and then The Blinking Underdogs, as well. We played on a stage at a festival about five hours before [The Mighty Mighty Bosstones], but that was a great thing to have on your resume.” Let’s see Bill Murray do that.

No, really, I want to see that.

(Via Screen Crush)

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