Jesse Eisenberg on his acting persona: "To other people, I seem unusual"


During a “Salon Talks” episode about his new film “The Hummingbird Project,” in theaters March 15, Academy Award-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg opened up about the types of roles that Hollywood has branded “Jesse Eisenberg type characters.”

While Eisenberg finds the concept “interesting,” he says he can’t objectively understand it. “I don't think anybody can possibly perceive themselves in the way that they're perceived by others,” he told SalonTV’s Mary Elizabeth Williams.

“People view me through the context of whatever they grew up with, and so maybe they think I speak in a fast way, for example, I've heard that, but the family I come from, I'm one of the slow ones,” he continued.

Watch the video above to hear why Eisenberg thinks he’s not unusual and actually “unremarkable.” And check out the full episode to hear about the “Zombieland” sequel and his role as the "dumber hustler,” Vincent, in “The Hummingbird Project.”


About “Salon Talks”

Hosted by Salon journalists, “Salon Talks” episodes offer a fresh take on the long-form interview format, and a much-needed break from the partisan political talking heads that have come to dominate the genre. “Salon Talks” is a destination for information through conversation. Viewers can expect discussions with A-list actors, artists, authors, thinkers, and newsmakers as we explore the full range of the human condition. The show streams live on Facebook and Twitter and each episode is published in full on Salon.com.


Watch SalonTV, streaming live daily on Salon.com, and YouTube.

Subscribe to SalonTV on YouTube HERE: https://www.youtube.com/salontv

Like Salon on Facebook HERE: https://www.facebook.com/salon

Follow Salon on Twitter HERE: https://twitter.com/salon

Follow Salon on Instagram HERE: https://www.instagram.com/salonofficial

More From This Week on SalonTV