Jason Isaacs’ “Star Trek: Discovery” costume caused his testicles to boldly go where no man’s testes have gone before.
The English-born actor, 58, compared his tight-fitting outfit to living “inside a vacuumed sausage skin.”
“It wasn’t so much that they were uncomfortable, it was just that I prefer my testicles down somewhere near my groin and not my throat,” he told Page Six at the premiere of his new film, “Mass,” on Tuesday.
Isaacs revealed that whenever he lifted his arms up there “was quite a display that they hadn’t planned for” which were remedied by methods the actor declined to detail.
“Far be it from me to give away any secrets,” he joked. “I’ve signed an NDA about any groin discussions.”
The “Harry Potter” star also noted that despite making improvements following Patrick Stewart’s complaints about his clingy Captain Picard jumpsuit, he quipped the new issue with his costume was, “How are we going to have children?”
Although he’s dressed casually in his newest film, “Mass,” the subject matter is much heavier than that of his “Star Trek” role. The drama follows two couples coming together in the aftermath of an unspeakable tragedy.
“It’s a story about trying to make human connections across division,” he explained, “and how blame and hate destroy the people who are blaming and hating. And I don’t think there’s a more important story to tell in today’s world and it’s also utterly gripping.”
Isaacs read the script for the first time in a Starbucks and found himself heaving with sobs and thought to himself, “If I don’t do this, what’s the point of being an actor?”
He also told Page Six that the film’s premiere on Tuesday night fell on the 23rd anniversary of his sobriety, adding that he never had a moment of clarity but rather came to the conclusion that “I wasn’t dying quick enough and I wanted to live.”
“I was just lucky that I wanted to live,” Isaacs continued, “and there were people around me who showed me that it’s possible.”