L.A. Times Young Hollywood Roundtable: Getting into character
When you throw hot young actors like Andrew Garfield, Carey Mulligan and Jesse Eisenberg together for a free-wheeling discussion, you never know what might come up -- on Friday, it was everything from appletinis and eyebrows to private planes and taking the bus in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times entertainment writer Amy Kaufman sat down with the trio at the Egyptian Theatre to talk about handling the challenges of global stardom as twentysomethings. There was plenty of meaningful talk about the craft of acting. But there were also confessions of self-doubt (Garfield discussed his "stupid eyebrows" and his "stupid nostrils"). Funny stories about what first wowed them about Los Angeles (Mulligan recalled being awed seeing Mario Lopez on Muscle Beach). And quirky peeks into the jet-set Hollywood life (Eisenberg says he's enjoyed flying around on a private plane doing publicity for "The Social Network" because it's bigger than his New York apartment -- and there are no cats.)
Garfield, 27, and Mulligan, 25, recently starred in "Never Let Me Go,” a film based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s beloved science fiction novel about a group of schoolchildren relegated to a sad fate. Garfield also appeared on screen this fall with Eisenberg, 27, in "The Social Network," which revolves around the controversial origins of Facebook. And Mulligan had a key role in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."
Over the next few days, we'll post short videos with some highlights of the conversation. In this first clip, the three reveal how they approach the task of getting into character. Check back Sunday for more excerpts from the event.