Interview: Jesse Eisenberg and Isla Fisher Twitter Takeover
Find out what happened when the stars of the magical new movie Now You See Me (out 3 July 2013), Isla Fisher and Jesse Eisenberg, took over @GLAMOURMagUK…
Did you do any preparation to do your own stunts?
Isla: Yes I studied Dorothy Dietrich, a US illusionist.
Jesse: I studied with a sleight of hand expert to learn.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
Isla: Goldie Hawn or my mother!
Does Henley wear gloves so often for any particular reason?
Isla: She’s germ-phobic.
Can you analyse the relationship between Daniel and Henley?
Isla: Henley has unrequited love.
Jesse: My character feels threatened.
If you had to choose a famous person to play you in a movie of your life. Who would you pick?
Isla: Jesse Eisenberg.
What song always makes you happy when you hear it?
Isla: Daft Punk, Get Lucky.
Jesse: Cab Fare.
What was your favourite trick to perform in the movie?
Isla: The bubble stunt! Go see it to find out what that is.
Jesse: A snap-change. It looks simple, but requires months of practice.
Are there any traits you would take from your characters and give yourself?
Isla: A full face of make-up at all times.
What projects do you guys have lined up next?
Isla: I have a movie with Jennifer Aniston coming out.
Jesse: I am putting on a play [The Revisionist].
The chances of a sequel?
Jesse: Really? It’s the kind of movie that allows the possibility of a sequel. Wonderful plot elements.
What’s the nicest thing a fan has done or said to you?
Isla: They set up websites devoted to you and write nice things!
One thing about each other that you learned while making this movie?
Jesse: Isla is hysterical.
Isla: That he loves the colour maroon.
Did you guys come up with backstories?
Jesse: We worked together to create a complicated history to help improvise on set.
What are your favourite things about your characters?
Isla: Her fearlessness and her love of gloves.
Jesse: I like how he took his work so seriously.
Who’s your favourite magician?
Isla: David Blaine or Houdini.
What does Isla miss about Australia?
Isla: Bondi Beach.
Who was the best at magic tricks on set?
Jesse: Dave Franco. He can throw a card & slice a banana in half.
What’s your favourite line from the movie?
Isla: “First rule of magic: always be the smartest man in the room.”
What’s the biggest challenge you faced?
Isla: Being submerged in a tank of CGI piranhas while handcuffed.
Isla and Jesse: Thanks so much for allyour questions everyone! Check out our movie #NowYouSeeMe out 3 July 2013