>>>WELCOME BACK.>>>WELCOME BACK. WE ARE EXCITED TO INTRODUCE OUR WE ARE EXCITED TO INTRODUCE OUR NEXT GUEST. NEXT GUEST. JESSE EISENBERG. JESSE EISENBERG. IN 2010, HE LEARNED AN ACADEMY IN 2010, HE LEARNED AN ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION FOR “THE SOCIAL AWARD NOMINATION FOR “THE SOCIAL NETWORK.” NETWORK.”>>A FEW YEARS LATER, HE SHOWED>>A FEW YEARS LATER, HE SHOWED OFF HIS MAGIC IN THE “NOW YOU OFF HIS MAGIC IN THE “NOW YOU SEE ME” FRANCHISE. SEE ME” FRANCHISE. AND NOW, HE’S PLAYING LEX AND NOW, HE’S PLAYING LEX LUTHOR. LUTHOR.>>HIS LATER FILM, “THE ART OF>>HIS LATER FILM, “THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE,” EISENBERG PLAYS A SELF-DEFENSE,” EISENBERG PLAYS A MEEK ACCOUNTANT WHO JOINS A MEEK ACCOUNTANT WHO JOINS A NEIGHBORHOOD KARATE STUDIO AND NEIGHBORHOOD KARATE STUDIO AND REALLY GETS INTO IT. REALLY GETS INTO IT.>>WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE STYLE OF>>WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE STYLE OF MUSIC? MUSIC?>>ADULT CONTEMPORARY.>>ADULT CONTEMPORARY.>>NO.>>NO. SHOULD BE METAL. SHOULD BE METAL. YOU EVER LISTEN TO METAL? YOU EVER LISTEN TO METAL?>>YOU MEAN LIKE HARD ROCK?>>YOU MEAN LIKE HARD ROCK?>>METAL IS MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVE>>METAL IS MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVE THAN HARD ROCK. THAN HARD ROCK. FROM NOW ON, YOU’LL LISTEN TO FROM NOW ON, YOU’LL LISTEN TO METAL. METAL.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>TOUGHEST MUSIC THERE IS.>>TOUGHEST MUSIC THERE IS. WHAT ABOUT HOBBIES? WHAT ABOUT HOBBIES? IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU FEEL IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU FEEL PARTICULARLY PASSIONATE ABOUT, PARTICULARLY PASSIONATE ABOUT, OTHER THAN YOUR NEWFOUND PASSION OTHER THAN YOUR NEWFOUND PASSION FOR METAL? FOR METAL?>>I ENJOY CRAFTS.>>I ENJOY CRAFTS.>>JESSE EISENBERG, GOOD TO HAVE>>JESSE EISENBERG, GOOD TO HAVE YOU. YOU.>>THANKS.>>THANKS.>>IS IT TRUE YOU READ THE FIRST>>IS IT TRUE YOU READ THE FIRST FEW PAMGGES OF THIS AND ALMOST FEW PAMGGES OF THIS AND ALMOST TURNED IT DOWN? TURNED IT DOWN?>>THE MOVIE IS A BRILLIANT,>>THE MOVIE IS A BRILLIANT, SUBVERTED SPORTS MOVIE. SUBVERTED SPORTS MOVIE. THE FIRST PAGES SEEMS LIKE WHERE THE FIRST PAGES SEEMS LIKE WHERE THE WEAK GUY SIGNS UP FOR THE WEAK GUY SIGNS UP FOR ATHLETICS, THEN GAINS HIS ATHLETICS, THEN GAINS HIS CONFIDENCE. CONFIDENCE. IT FELT LIKE I DIDN’T REALLY IT FELT LIKE I DIDN’T REALLY WANT TO DO THAT KIND OF THING. WANT TO DO THAT KIND OF THING. I THOUGHT THE SCRIPT WAS SO I THOUGHT THE SCRIPT WAS SO GOOD, I CONTINUED TO READ OUT OF GOOD, I CONTINUED TO READ OUT OF CURIOSITY. CURIOSITY. I REALIZED, ACTUALLY, IT IS A I REALIZED, ACTUALLY, IT IS A BRILLIANT SATIRE ON MASCULINITY BRILLIANT SATIRE ON MASCULINITY AND THE ABSURDITYIES THAT MEN GO AND THE ABSURDITYIES THAT MEN GO THROUGH IN THE NAME OF BEING THROUGH IN THE NAME OF BEING STRONG. STRONG.>>I HAVE TO TELL YOU, YOU’RE>>I HAVE TO TELL YOU, YOU’RE RIGHT. RIGHT. SOMETIMES YOU WATCH THE MOVIES SOMETIMES YOU WATCH THE MOVIES AND KNOW WHERE IT IS GOING. AND KNOW WHERE IT IS GOING. I DID THE SAME THING YESTERDAY I DID THE SAME THING YESTERDAY AS I WAS WATCHING. AS I WAS WATCHING. THEN I WAS LIKE, WHOA, I WAS THEN I WAS LIKE, WHOA, I WAS ROOTING FOR HIM, AND THEN IT ROOTING FOR HIM, AND THEN IT TOOK ME TO THE DARK SIDE. TOOK ME TO THE DARK SIDE.>>IT BECOMES THIS BRILLIANT>>IT BECOMES THIS BRILLIANT SATIRE ON MODERN FORMS OF LIKE, SATIRE ON MODERN FORMS OF LIKE, I GUESS WE’RE CALLING IT TOXIN I GUESS WE’RE CALLING IT TOXIN MASCULINITY, THE DANGERS MASCULINITY, THE DANGERS MASCULINITY CAN POSE TO A MASCULINITY CAN POSE TO A SOCIETY. SOCIETY.>>WHAT WERE YOUR KARATE SKILLS>>WHAT WERE YOUR KARATE SKILLS GOING INTO THIS MOVIE? GOING INTO THIS MOVIE?>>BELOW NONE.>>BELOW NONE. THAT’S AFTER STUDYING FOR WEEKS THAT’S AFTER STUDYING FOR WEEKS IN NEW JERSEY. IN NEW JERSEY. I GREW UP NEAR YOU IN CENTRAL I GREW UP NEAR YOU IN CENTRAL NEW JERSEY. NEW JERSEY. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU — I DON’T KNOW IF YOU –>>WHICH NO ONE EVER SAYS THAT>>WHICH NO ONE EVER SAYS THAT SO THANK YOU. SO THANK YOU.>>NO ONE ADMITS TO IT.>>NO ONE ADMITS TO IT. EVERYBODY IS FROM THERE BUT NO EVERYBODY IS FROM THERE BUT NO ONE EVER — ONE EVER –>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>SO I HAD TO TAKE THREE WEEKS>>SO I HAD TO TAKE THREE WEEKS OF — EVERY SUBURBAN KID GOES TO OF — EVERY SUBURBAN KID GOES TO THE PLACE, THEN YOU QUIT WHEN THE PLACE, THEN YOU QUIT WHEN YOU CAN. YOU CAN.>>BOTH MY BROTHERS DID THAT.>>BOTH MY BROTHERS DID THAT.>>MY SISTERS STAYED.>>MY SISTERS STAYED. I QUIT WHEN I REALIZED I COULD I QUIT WHEN I REALIZED I COULD DO ANYTHING ELSE IN THE WORLD. DO ANYTHING ELSE IN THE WORLD.>>HOW DID YOU LEARN IT FOR THE>>HOW DID YOU LEARN IT FOR THE MOVIE? MOVIE?>>I HAD A THREE-WEEK BOOT CAMP>>I HAD A THREE-WEEK BOOT CAMP WITH A WOMAN WHO SAID TO STOP WITH A WOMAN WHO SAID TO STOP TALKING AND STOP MIMICKING. TALKING AND STOP MIMICKING. SHE WAS A STRICT TRAINER, MINDY, SHE WAS A STRICT TRAINER, MINDY, YOU CAN LOOK HER UP. YOU CAN LOOK HER UP.>>ARE YOU COMING BACK FOR LEX>>ARE YOU COMING BACK FOR LEX LUTHOR LUTHOR LUTHOR? LUTHOR?>>IT IS A COOL PART TO DO.>>IT IS A COOL PART TO DO. LIKE THE “ART OF SELF-DEFENSE,” LIKE THE “ART OF SELF-DEFENSE,” A GREAT ROLE LIKE THAT, JUST ON A GREAT ROLE LIKE THAT, JUST ON A MASSIVE SCALE. A MASSIVE SCALE. AS AN ACTOR DO “ART OF AS AN ACTOR DO “ART OF SELF-DEFENSE,” “BATMAN,” IT’S SELF-DEFENSE,” “BATMAN,” IT’S THE SAME THING. THE SAME THING.>>WHEN WE INTRODUCED YOU AND>>WHEN WE INTRODUCED YOU AND NAMED THE PROJECTS, YOU’VE HAD A NAMED THE PROJECTS, YOU’VE HAD A RANGE. RANGE. HOW REWARDING IS THAT FOR YOU? HOW REWARDING IS THAT FOR YOU?>>OH, IT’S THE BEST.>>OH, IT’S THE BEST. THIS IS NOT LIKE FALSE HUMILITY, THIS IS NOT LIKE FALSE HUMILITY, BUT I’D NEVER HAVE THOUGHT TO BUT I’D NEVER HAVE THOUGHT TO CAST MYSELF IN ANY OF THOSE CAST MYSELF IN ANY OF THOSE ROLES. ROLES.>>REALLY?>>REALLY?>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>BECAUSE YOU’RE FROM CENTRAL>>BECAUSE YOU’RE FROM CENTRAL NEW JERSEY? NEW JERSEY?>>I THOUGHT WE’RE SUPPOSED TO>>I THOUGHT WE’RE SUPPOSED TO STAY THERE AND OPEN A BAKERY OR STAY THERE AND OPEN A BAKERY OR SOMETHING. SOMETHING. THE FACT I’M IN MOVIES, LET THE FACT I’M IN MOVIES, LET ALONE THESE GREAT MOVEIES, IS A ALONE THESE GREAT MOVEIES, IS A SHOCK. SHOCK.>>ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK?>>ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK?>>I’M NOT ON ANYTHING.>>I’M NOT ON ANYTHING. I HAVE THE LAST LAUGH BECAUSE I HAVE THE LAST LAUGH BECAUSE ALL YOUR DATA IS BEING SOLD. ALL YOUR DATA IS BEING SOLD.>>JESSE.>>JESSE.>>SO YOU HAVEN’T DONE THE>>SO YOU HAVEN’T DONE THE FACEAPP? FACEAPP?>>I HAVEN’T DONE ANY OF THESE>>I HAVEN’T DONE ANY OF THESE THINGS. THINGS.>>YOU HAVE A SMARTPHONE THOUGH.>>YOU HAVE A SMARTPHONE THOUGH.>>BARELY HAVE A SMARTPHONE,>>BARELY HAVE A SMARTPHONE, YEAH. YEAH.>>I LOVE THIS.>>I LOVE THIS.>>EXACTLY, I’M TERRIFIED OF ALL>>EXACTLY, I’M TERRIFIED OF ALL THAT STUFF. THAT STUFF.>>WOW.>>WOW.>>ALSO, YOU KNOW –>>ALSO, YOU KNOW –>>KEEPS YOU SANER.>>KEEPS YOU SANER.>>PROBABLY.>>PROBABLY.>>”THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE”>>”THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE” OPENS NATIONWIDE.

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