Video:Zombieland - Jesse Eisenberg Interview, Comic Conwith Rebecca Murray
Jesse Eisenberg plays a guy who's highly organized and pretty much a wimp in 'Zombieland,' a horror comedy from Columbia Pictures and director Ruben Fleischer. At the '09 San Diego Comic Com, Eisenberg talked about killing zombies and playing a wuss.See Transcript
Transcript:Zombieland - Jesse Eisenberg Interview, Comic ConColumbia Pictures' Zombieland at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con.
Jesse Eisenberg - 'Columbus' in Zombieland
You play a huge wuss, so out of character for you. How is that stretching?
Jesse Eisenberg: "Well, my character is obsessed with surviving in this post-apocalyptic zombieland. So he creates a list of 47 rules for how to survive zombieland. And the rules are boring and practical, like ziplock bags, strap in seatbelt, check the backseat, carry a suitcase with rollers. They're are very like, basic, practical rules. So this is how he survives."
Did you like that? Did you get into that list of 47 rules?
Jesse Eisenberg: "Yes, it was perfect because I play like an every man character. So the movie has its real charm from like this kind of real world versus zombieland, which is this crazy, heightened post-apocalyptic world. So it's kind of these real world characters - there's four characters in the movie. We're all like pretty well rounded, funny people and so the kind of the comedy comes out of the real world experiences within this crazy heightened world."
What is your favorite zombie kill in the movie?
Jesse Eisenberg: "He [Woody Harrelson] puts on two chainsaws and puts on like a welder's mask. It's incredible. I was on the set watching him. It was just frightening."