"he’s a brilliant actor. i can’t teach him anything. he has more to teach me"
MORE. MORE TO TEACH. MORE TO TEACH /ME/
WORK TOGETHER AGAIN YOU INSUFFERABLE FUCKS
- JESSE EISENBERG: People on the street say mean things to me.
- INTERVIEWER: Like what?
- JESSE EISENBERG: I get called Napoleon Dynamite because I have curly hair. I live in New York City and I ride a bicycle. I always bike down 9th Avenue and there’s this kid who goes to school there named Abraham. Every time I pass him, he calls me Napoleon Dynamite. He screams it out and his friends laugh. That was a fine movie but I wasn’t in it.
- INTERVIEWER: What do you say back?
- JESSE EISENBERG: I say, “Please, Abraham, I’m not that man.”
"He’s the most polite and lovely person. I think one of the difficulties with being interviewed, and being interviewed a lot, is how you deal with it. I have a kind of constant glib insincerity, so speaking to me is utterly meaningless, but Jesse tries to answer the question and wrestles with it. He’s more engaged on a human level than I am. So it’s quite hard unless you have that kind of bubble of easy glib insincerity to not look shifty or like you are being difficult. I think sometimes Jesse’s made the mistake of genuinely trying to engage with people when they just want to go, “So what are your favourite three cheeses?” He might go, “Oh I don’t know, I thought we were here to talk about…?” and the press go “Oh, what an arsehole.” But he’s lovely and you couldn’t hope for more. He’s completely funny and delightful."
Richard Ayoade on Jesse Eisenberg (x)