He’s very fun—and I’m not just saying that—he’s very funny and quick-witted. But he’s also a super inquisitive person, so you have to know what you’re doing. You can’t bullshit your way through anything with Jesse, because he’s going to call you on it. He’s so analytical—he goes through everything with such a fine-toothed comb, and I’m the same way, I can’t turn my brain off. But it keeps you on your toes.
It takes an alarming amount of skill to do it well and do it naturally. There aren’t many actors who are technically as good and also emotionally realistic at the same time. We asked Jesse and there was really no one else.
With acting a lot of the time it’s people scrutinizing your face. With writing, they’re scrutinizing your thoughts – so both feel particularly invasive, to be honest. That’s why I don’t like watching things I’ve been in, because I don’t want to be aware of myself as some sort of specimen. I like the artistry of acting, but again it comes back to that commodification of actors and the way people are discussed and scrutinised. And I should say that for women it’s probably a million times worse than it is for men.
Hey so I found your post from a while back, with gifs from the video "My Family Home with Jesse Eisenberg". I clicked on the link and it said that it was a private video. Is there any other way I would be able to see it? Thank you in advance!
You can watch it on Youtube here!