Geeking Out in New York with Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg. We already know they have on-screen chemistry from their 2009 film, “Adventureland.” Their second film together, “American Ultra,” hits theaters Aug. 21, and although I am not allowed to release any thoughts, reviews or comments about the film, I can tell you that I just returned from New York where I got to sit down with the super rad duo!
Based off of seeing their hilarious viral video “Awkward Interview” on Funny or Die, I knew the two were going to be down to have some fun in my interview with them. It’s no surprise that Kristen Stewart, who has gained notable fame from her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight series, still maintains a huge, loyal, fan base. In fact, outside of the lobby entrance to The Four Seasons Hotel, New York (where the interviews took place) stood a crowd of hopeful fans waiting all day for a chance to meet and take a picture with the star.
Despite the massive fame that KStew has gained, she has always been super down-to-earth when I’ve talked to her. This past weekend was no different. Paired with Jesse Eisenberg, the two were incredibly excited and pumped to talk about “American Ultra.”
From the second I sat down, they already had massive smiles on their faces and you could tell that they couldn’t wait to start chatting. I’m sure it also helps that I’m the same age as them, but the interview was basically a hangout between friends who were geeking out about an awesome film.
Although there were so many more questions I wanted to ask the two, I only had five minutes. We did, however, cover topics like how Eisenberg and KStew find the film and its characters absolutely hilarious, how Eisenberg still laughs whenever he sees the trailers and the daunting hair and makeup process they went through in order to get their, basically, mutilated appearances for their intense action scenes.
Even after the interview ended and the cameras weren’t rolling anymore, they were talking to me and asking me questions. It was an overall great interview, and when the actors are genuinely super excited, and happy to talk to you, it’s even more of a reason to support their film! I can’t wait for you guys to see the final interview… and the film!!!