Thursday, 7 July 2011

[480] Jesse Eisenberg Interview

Let the film journalism drought end! Here's an interview I conducted back in February, with Jesse Eisenberg. I promise, if I ever get another chance to talk with him, I will dedicate the whole interview to discussing his theatre work, satirical writing, and contributions to McSweeney's. Deal?

Back in February, on the day before the BAFTAs, we had the chance to speak with Best Actor nominee, Jesse Eisenberg. He'd been nominated for his stunning performance as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, but the interview was in anticipation of Eisenberg's starring role in another, much smaller film, which is out this week. Produced on a shoestring budget, Holy Rollers retells the real-life story of a group of Hassidic Jews, who operate a drug smuggling operation in late-90s New York.

We spoke with Eisenberg (who's every bit as hyperactive, nervously energetic, and smart as his on-screen turns would have you believe) about Holy Rollers, working with directors from Wes Craven to Fred Durst, and whether we should expect Zombieland 2 anytime soon...

Read the full article here.

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