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Jesse Eisenberg: 'Strange' working with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine

05/31/2013 by OnTheRedCarpet.com Staff

Jesse Eisenberg says it was "strange" working with prestigious stars Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in the film "Now You See Me" because of his character's required behavior towards them ... which is, well, not so nice.

In the movie, Eisenberg plays one of four Las Vegas magicians perform the ultimate trick that dives dangerously into reality -- robbing a bank. Caine portrays an insurance magnate who sponsors the group and Freeman plays a former magician who now reveals the secret to his former colleague's tricks. Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco play the other three magicians.

"[It was] also a little strange working with Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, 'cause my character is very condescending to them, which ... kind of runs counter to how I want to behave with those people," Eisenberg told OTRC.com.

Eisenberg is best known for the 2010 film "The Social Network," in which he played Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance.

Watch Jesse Eisenberg's interview with OTRC.com as well as the trailer for "Now You See Me" by clicking on the image above. The movie was released on May 31.

Reporting by Karl Schmid, correspondent for KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).

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