NPR: Jesse Eisenberg, we're delighted to talk to you, but we have in fact a darker purpose. We have asked you to play a game we're calling "I have no friends at all! And I like it that way!" Since you are now the face of social networking even more than the guy who actually invented it, we thought we'd ask you three questions about people in the anti-social network, namely: hermits! ... Ready to play, Jesse?
Jesse Eisenberg: Yes, but could I just ask--I thought this was supposed to be about something I don't know anything about.
I have this, like, general sense of feeling like I don’t belong, though I talked...– Jesse Eisenberg, on his Oscar nomination (via be-back-soon)
Spin: How did you get into Ween?
Jesse Eisenberg: It was really strange and related to [Chocolate and Cheese], actually. Like, ten years ago I was acting on a television show [short-lived FOX series Get Real], and every week, something very, very dramatic had to happen, because it was an hour-long drama. So for one week, my character got spinal meningitis, which did not carry over from the previous week or to the subsequent week. So the guy who was my stand-in, who's still one of my best friends, gave me this album, Chocolate and Cheese, because the second track is "Spinal Meningitis." We were listening to it as a way to just bring some levity to the episode, which was a little overdramatic. I also thought the song was really great, and I started playing it at my mom's house and she got pissed-off every time that song came on 'cause she thought it was disgusting. But the album was incredible; I'd never heard music like this before. I never really liked comedy songs, and Ween has a great way of never making specific jokes -- you can't really tell where the joke is lying. But beyond that, musically they were just fantastic. And since then, I have gotten every album that they've made. It's the only band whose albums I buy. I'm not into music -- the only music I like is musical theater, but I have every Ween album.
Many interviews for another half of a month. Then it’s over and no one will ever...– Jesse Eisenberg, on his future plans (via be-back-soon)
I have trouble meeting people at events like this because they are so...– Jesse Eisenberg, on awards ceremonies (via lucy-vanpelt)
That musical he’s writing is called Me Time, which he describes as ‘a satire on...– The Telegraph (via lucy-vanpelt)
INTERVIEWER: The pedigree is impressive, and I think some people were confused as to how Justin Timberlake, who isn’t a full-time actor …
JESSE EISENBERG: [Laughs.] "Full-time actor." I don’t know any full-time actors.
INTERVIEWER: Do you worry at all about being typecast?
JESSE EISENBERG: No, I couldn’t care less about how I’m perceived by others because I’m not in control of that. I’m only in control to pursue something that I like, and then when I’m doing it, do it in the way that I feel most comfortable. If people perceive me a certain way or label me a certain way, then that’s for them to figure out. While they’re masturbating. Online. You know what I mean? Like, people write mean things about you online — then they masturbate.
Interviewer: How athletically fit are you? I know there's a scene, or should I say scenes where you're running through Harvard.
Jesse: I ride my bike a lot, so my lower half, is uh, more 'fit' than my upper half.
Interviewer: So in the movie [TSN] you have a moment when you talk about how clubs lead to a better life, did you join any clubs while you where in school?
Jesse: I accidentally signed up for the Russian club at my school, and I didn't want to be rude so I went to the first meeting and tried to explain myself.
Interviewer: What did you say?
Jesse: (In thick Russian accent) I am so sorry but I have to excuse myself from your club.
Interviewer: (laughing) You said it like that?
Jesse: Yeah, which wasn't a good idea.
When I was 13, I had to go to bat mitzvahs every weekend and this is like the...– Jesse Eisenberg, on the awards season (via lucy-vanpelt)
For Zombieland I did interviews with Emma Stone and she’s hysterical. We did...– Jesse Eisenberg, BlackBook Mag Interview (via melonfuckers)
Interviewer: What's the chick flick you secretly love?
Jesse Eisenberg: Sleepless in Seattle.
Seventeen: What did you dream about last night?
Jesse Eisenberg: I stepped off my bed onto the floor, and the floor started moving because there were snakes underneath the carpeting. I was trying to get in the other room where there wasn’t any carpeting.
Seventeen: Fill in the blank: When I was 17, I was ____________.
Jesse Eisenberg: More confident and self-assured than I am now.