Jesse Eisenberg 'Now You See Me': Romina Puga Says Actor Was Rude in Promotional Interview

Many people came out of watching The Social Network asking if Mark Zuckerberg, played by Jesse Eisenberg, could really be as big of asshole as he is portrayed to be in the film. In the pre-credit scene Zuckerberg dumps his girlfriend who then answers, “You're going to be successful and rich. But you're going to go through life thinking that girls don't like you because you're a tech geek. I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that won't be true. It'll be because you're an asshole."

Cue the irony.

In an interview with Romina Puga, a Univision blogger, Eisenberg shows that although The Social Network portrays Zuckerberg in a less than flaterring manner, it may just have been a consequence of having cast him for the role. Promoting his new film Now You See Me, Eisenberg appeared for an interview on “Say My Name with Romina,” which host Romina Puga says left her feeling “humiliated” and “butchered.”

It began with Puga asking a question about "Freeman," to which the actor answers, “Don’t call Morgan Freeman, 'Freeman' like you’re on a little league softball team.” He continued to call make a less-than-flattering comparisons by calling her the "Carrot Top of interviewers." After somewhat jokingly telling Eisenberg he is going to make her cry, he is quick to respond: "Don’t cry now, wait until after the interview is over because otherwise I’ll look like I’m responsible for it."

It only gets worse from there. Even off camera, as Romina’s blog post titled "Jesse Eisenberg isn’t very nice" tells us, he continued to let out his inner Zuckerberg.

“I peeked around the curtain to ask Jesse about his neighborhood in New York (he lives a few blocks from where I used to live),” she writes, “and he immediately says, 'You’re still here?'"


 

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Maxime Fischer-Zernin

Studying Political Science at Duke University (T. '15). His interests lie primarily in American national security and foreign policy. He is currently an Editor-at-Large for the Duke Political Review, and is a contributor for PolicyMic.com.

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