Our "10 in '10" week of exclusive interviews with the hottest stars to watch for this year continues with Jesse Eisenberg. The "Adventureland" and "Zombieland" star will soon be seen starring with Justin Timberlake in "The Social Network," a David Fincher-directed telling of how social networking giant Facebook came to be.
In the film, Eisenberg will star as Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg. The story is adapted from the book "The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal." It's a long title, but it's one that makes some alluring promises. Eisenberg delved into some of the details on his starring role as well as some of the other balls that are in play for him in the coming months and years.
On auditioning for "The Social Network": "I just made a tape, probably 20 pages of dialogue and sent in the tape because I live in New York City and they were casting in California. Then they called me for a meeting. It was fairly painless."
On working with David Fincher: "I really don't watch movies. I'd seen his movies a few years ago. Most of what I know about him was from people speaking about him so highly, most specifically Fred Durst, who directed me [in "The Education of Charlie Banks"] and looked at him almost as a mentor. Everybody speaks about him with such awe, and now having worked with him for the last four months, I would certainly agree he's working in a completely unique way and in way I found very satisfying."
On working with Justin Timberlake: I can't say I knew his music too much except for knowing about him because he's so ubiquitous. But I heard such great things about working with him both personally and professionally from so many people. He's certainly lived up to that and more — extremely professional and charming and modest, which is probably unique for someone that famous.
On the "Zombieland" sequel prospects: "I'm not sure what the latest is with that. If it was good, I think everybody who was involved in it would want to do another one because the first one turned out so well. The risk is that they'll want to make something that is bad but popular. When I read the first script, I thought it was really great and all my wariness about being in something popular I was able to push aside. Sequels have a greater threat of being stupid."
Head over to MTV.com to check out the full interview!