“American Ultra” arrives in theaters on August 21.
In support of that premiere, co-stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will jointly appear on NBC’s TODAY Show.
CS: You’ve been in the play on Broadway for a while and I just saw the trailer for “American Ultra” so it’s fun to see you reuniting with Kristen after “Adventureland.”
Eisenberg: It’s quite a different tone.
CS: Was it just a coincidence that you ended up doing another movie together?
Did any part of you feel vindicated by Kristen Stewart’s recent César win? When actors or directors make a big franchise film like Twilight, people sometimes write them off as having sold out.
Have you felt vindicated since the movie? Do you even need vindication?
I’d been a fan of Kristen’s before Breaking Dawn, and I loved working with her. She’s incredibly smart and committed, she played such a range of emotions across a single film, from wedding jitters to death throes to vampire orgasm—I mean, if you can pull that off, you can do anything.