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L.A. Times roundtable with Young Hollywood stars Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg

November 4, 2010 |  3:53 pm

Carey andrewYou've seen them in some of the year's most acclaimed films: future "Spider-Man" Andrew Garfield, Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan and Mark Zuckerberg doppelganger Jesse Eisenberg.

So how do they handle the challenges of global stardom — all  while in their 20s? That's one of the questions that three of Young Hollywood's brightest talents will address in a conversation hosted by Los Angeles Times entertainment writer Amy Kaufman.

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.

Jesse The actors will discuss the art of acting, life behind the scenes and the approaching awards season during a roundtable at 7 p.m. Friday at the American Cinematheque Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The evening is in partnership with AFI Fest. Tickets are free, but you must RSVP. Click here for more information and to reserve your seats.

Do you have a question for Mulligan, Garfield or Eisenberg? Submit it in the comments section below or on our Facebook page. Kaufman will select some to ask during the roundtable. We will be videotaping the conversation, so check back for clips from the event on 24 Frames next week.

Photos: (From top) Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan at a September screening of "Never Let Me Go," Jesse Eisenberg attends the Rome Film Festival this week. Credits: Evan Agostini /Associated Press, Tiziana Fabi /AFP Photo.

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Q for Eisenberg: What is the production status of some of the works you've written: the musical, "Me Time," the movie adaptation of your play, "The Revisionist," and what is the name of the other play you've written?

Question for Andrew:
Loved 'Boy A', 'Red Riding', and 'The Social Network'. Do you choose your roles because you want to empathize with those particular characters or are you drawn to them because you feel that they already encapsulate some of your own personal qualities?

Q for Jesse Eisenberg: "The Social Network" is actually the first time I saw you on the screen as we don't get a lot of indie films or medium-budget films here in this part of the world (Philippines) and I would just like to say that I was completely blown away by that single performance. With that being said, I would like to ask if you've made a conscious decision of staying away from big-budget films before and what exactly attracts you to agree to a role in a film?

Question for Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan:
Never Let Me Go is based on a novel and The Social Network is a dramatization of real life events. Despite these solid foundations, do you ever find yourselves building traits and experiences for your characters beyond what is scripted? Do you like to imagine little mundane details of their existence, add physical quirks or come up with missing scenes taking place before, during or after the film's events?

Question for Carey Mulligan:
As a fan of the novel, were you sad to see various scenes cut from the movie version of Never Let Me Go, or do you approach books and their film adaptations as two separate entities?

Question for Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield:
Your characters shared incredibly intense scenes in The Social Network. Did that intensity affect your relationship as actors and friends?

Question for Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield:
In the context of Aaron Sorkin's characters and not the real men, do you think Mark and Eduardo could ever reconcile their friendship?

Q for Andrew: You've played several roles where your character experiences an emotional upheaval (e.g. Boy A, The Social Network, Never Let Me Go). Do you have any special routine to prepare for these roles mentally, particularly when the audience will see all of those emotions on your face?

Q for Carey: You sang back-up for Belle and Sebastian, and you're obviously a very talented actress. Is there anything you're markedly *bad* at?

Question for Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan:

As young successful and famous actors, how do you reconcile your artistic claims and the show business demands ? Do you sometimes think you have to compromise (and to what extent) ?

For everyone:

You are all so wonderfully successful now, and deservedly so. But I was wondering: Did you ever want to be anything else besides an actor? If so, do you still harbor a desire to do whatever that may have been?

Question for Jesse:
First I love your playing in 'The Social Network' and I wanna ask you are there some new projects you are gonna working on soon?

Question for everyone:
What are some tips for acting you can give me? What are the important factors in the art of acting that you guys live by?


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