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SAG Awards: 'SNL' host Jesse Eisenberg is feeling slightly overwhelmed [Video]

January 30, 2011 |  8:27 pm

It was only this morning that Jesse Eisenberg was in New York City, still on a high from hosting “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend — where he finally came face to face with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, whom he plays in “The Social Network.”

At the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angleles on Sunday afternoon, Eisenberg said he’d met Zuckerberg for the first time a day prior, during “SNL” rehearsals.

“I always imagined that it would be a very overwhelming experience,” he said of the interaction with the terse tech-whiz. “I didn’t ever suspect that it would be in the context of something even more overwhelming — live television. And so in a way it was probably the perfect place to do that.”

Also overwhelming? The pace of Eisenberg’s schedule over the past few weeks, while he’s hopped from one award show to the next on the way to the Oscars, where he’s received a best actor nod.

“It’s like, if I just had to go to the Screen Actors Guild Awards this year, that would be so overwhelming, and I’d spend, like, the rest of the year thinking about it and writing in my diary,” he said, speaking at warp speed. “But, like, I also hosted ‘SNL’ last [night] and went to Japan a few weeks ago to do publicity for the movie. So, anyway, this is to say everything is happening at once and I wish God — or my publicist, rather — would have spread out all of these events.”


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