Nick Romano
February 14, 2018 AT 09:14 AM EST

Why would Oscar Isaac think to eat Cheetos out of a bag with chopsticks in that now viral/infamous/swoon-worthy photo of him going around online? “I’m a sophisticated gentleman,” the actor told Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night, “so I didn’t want to get the powder on my fingers.”

The actor from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and this month’s Annihilation explained his meme moment on Jimmy Kimmel Live: the photo of him sporting a beanie and mustache while eating a bag of Flamin’ Hot Limon Crunchy Cheetos — yes, with chopsticks.

Isaac noted he “had a bad cold,” hence all the Tylenol cold and flu bottles lining the counter. “I really was into flaming lime Cheetos, which at the time you couldn’t get on the East Coast,” he added. “It’s just from here. Chili-lime, it’s a very Latino kind of thing.”

“You gotta have it fresh,” Kimmel joked.

The mustache, meanwhile, was for his role in Show Me a Hero, the HBO miniseries. And there’s the inside scoop on the most famous meme in a galaxy far, far away.

Watch Isaac on Kimmel above.

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