Jesse Eisenberg is a wisecracking, incredibly self-assured young man bent on...– BigPictureBigSound review of Free Samples
Jesse Eisenberg has a small role as the suavely confident Albert, who slept but...– IBT Tribeca review on “Free Samples”
INTERVIEWER: Especially during the last scene [in Free Samples] between you and newly suave Jesse Eisenberg!
JESS WEIXLER: Yeah! He's kind of sexy in this! It's like, "Hold on, cutie pie!"
INTERVIEWER: I know! He's supposed to be socially awkward!
JESS WEIXLER: Yeah. It's like: "You are not socially awkward at all. You are string forward. You're kind of cocky."
INTERVIEWER: I really don't think there was a girl in the audience that didn't want to go to the Mexican restaurant that he invited you to.
Anonymous asked: The quote you reblogged about suicidal people is not an actual quote by Jesse...
REBEL: Why choose to be involved with the Urban Arts Partnership?
Jesse Eisenberg: I think arts education is such an important cause that particularly resonates with me based on my own experience. When I was in school, I had a tough time fitting in and feeling comfortable. But when I was involved in a play through school or in the local community theatre I felt more at ease and part of something larger than myself. Without the performing arts, I don’t know how I would have made it through school, nor do I know what I would currently be doing for a living. Acting in plays taught me how to interact with a diverse group of people, take risks, learn how to think creatively and develop useful skills.
REBEL: Are you involved with any other social causes?
Eisenberg: I’m involved with a number of educational, social and sustainability causes and enjoy volunteering. One organization that I support is a domestic violence program in Indiana called Middle Way. Their programs for youth appeal to me because there’s such a strong emphasis on recognizing and developing the children’s talents. I like that their advocacy model embraces not only support for individual change but for changes in the systems, institutions and culture that are necessary if we’re going to end violence against women.
Tribeca: Free Samples was also a bit of a departure for Jesse Eisenberg, who is actually pretty studly in the film.
Jay Gammill: [laughs] It’s funny because a number of people had said that who have seen the movie. I love that. I love that he can do that. He’s just so good.