Jesse Eisenberg claims he can empathise with the character he plays in new film 'Night Movies'.
Jesse Eisenberg says he can relate to the character he plays in new film 'Night Movies'.
Jesse, 30, plays the role of an eco-warrior who blows up a hydro-electric dam, and revealed that a combination of personal experience and research helped him to excel.
He said: ''I used to protest on behalf of my Burmese friends at the United Nations. It was for the release of the Nobel Peace Prize winner [Aung San Suu Kyi] who had been under house arrest for years.
''I went to two, and on the third I must have had the date wrong. I asked the guard outside: 'Do you know when the Burmese protest is?' and he cursed at me. I stopped after that.''
Jesse - who previously starred in 'The Social Network' and 'Zombieland' - revealed he did research before filming the new movie.
He explained: ''I learned about various activist organisations in the US who do things you would consider destructive.
''I also worked and lived on the farm my character lives on, so I would have an understanding of his lifestyle. The character feels marginalised by society.''
'Night Movies' is available in select cinemas from August 29.