Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Jesse Eisenberg mentions Kristen with the Star Tribune
Excerpts from the interview:
“I was shocked they could successfully blend all these elements,” he said. “The comedy was good, the action surprising and engaging, and the romance sweeter than most romantic scripts I read. But what I liked most is that my character remains consistent in every scene, no matter how different.”
A key element to what makes “American Ultra” work is the easy intimacy between Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, who plays his love, Phoebe. The two first worked together on the 2009 amusement-park comedy “Adventureland,” and recently did an amusing gender-switch parody on sexism in publicity interviews, with Eisenberg answering vapid questions typically asked only of actresses.
Eisenberg calls Stewart “as good as it gets.”
“She prioritizes authenticity to such a degree that when we were in ‘Adventureland,’ when she was 17, she would call ‘Cut!’ if she felt like she was lying. She also has a great sense of humor. Something few people can do well is to make a scene funny not by behaving in a funny way or being dramatic, but subtly, without missing the irony. She can reconcile those things, which is even more rare in someone as famous as she is.”