Despite being praised for his role in The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg doesn’t think he’s that good and says people still mistake him for Michael Cera.
“People recognize me all the time as [Michael Cera], Jesse says in a new interview with The Independent (via New York Magazine). “It’s annoying. I don’t like getting recognized as other people.”
And while he may not feel he’s made a name for himself yet, he still needs to learn how to take a compliment.
“The more people say nice things about me, the more I feel it’s false. Or the more I look for the things that are bad about me, and think those are the real ones,” he explains. “I could overhear somebody say something about me, and it destroys me for a week. Yet I could win an award or hear nice reviews and it feels meaningless.”
“[Winning the National Board of Review prize] was great. But then I immediately found some reason to be miserable again. It’s terrible,” Jesse admits. “I’m able to manipulate things into being bad, which is not a healthy way to live but that’s where I’m at now.”
And The Social Network star claims he hasn’t made any new friends since the film came out and “there has been no change in the type of scripts he has been receiving since The Social Network was released.”
We bet there are plenty of people who would love to be his Facebook friend!