I’ve seen The Social Network more times than I can count, Zombieland was the first Blu-ray I ever owned and Adventureland is totally my jam. Love that film! It was my pleasure to sit down with Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg to discuss his latest film, Now You See Me. And I must say, it’s probably my favorite interview I’ve ever done.
It’s a warm day in Washington, DC and I enter the interview suite of the Ritz Carlton in Georgetown with a few other WAFCA members. Eisenberg is leaning back on the couch twirling his curly locks and talking flight details with his publicist. He immediately gets up and shakes my hand as I walk into the room and sit next to him on the couch.
As we get to talking, its easy to tell that Eisenberg had a blast filming Now You See Me with the rest of the star-studded cast including Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Melanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. He particularly mentioned how hysterical Fisher is, claiming “not many people know how funny Isla is and that she loves dark comedy.”
Eisenberg and I discuss the difference in playing a real-life person versus fictional characters, the crazy stunts he had to do while filming and his fantastic career as both a writer and an actor.