Press junkets are awful. The talent has to hear the same questions ad nauseum, while the journalists must construct an entire story out of five minutes of regurgitated talking points. Very rarely does something interesting come out of a brief one-on-one, unless you work for Horse & Hound, and writers often need to think up stunts to get people interested. Pretty sure Romina Puga’s never going to try to do something wacky with Jesse Eisenberg again.
Puga is a multimedia/video reporter for Fusion, a joint venture between ABC and Univision, and one of her recent assignments was to interview Eisenberg about his upcoming magic heist film, Now You See Me. Instead of a simple chat, though, she asked The Social Network star to participate in some games. Here’s what she had to say:
My goal at the press junket for his new movie Now You See Me was to loosen him up and have some fun — but I should’ve known better. He didn’t let me make him look like anything other than who he wanted me (or the public) to see. I caught him smirking at my attempts to be funny a few times, but he would immediately catch himself and insult me. Yes, he compared my use of props to Carrot Top’s. (Via)
Eisenberg is a massive asshole throughout the interview…a massive, hilarious asshole. Calling out Puga for her referring to Morgan Freeman as “Freeman,” as if they were on the same Little League team, was great, as was “The thing is, I didn’t want to find you. I was actually hoping to stay alone.” In defense of Puga, well, what the hell would you ask someone in a movie written by the guy who penned Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights?