- Jesse Eisenberg said “the best day of my life” was meeting Claire Danes.
- He said on “The Tonight Show” that he met her 15 years ago at an event with his wife.
- Eisenberg added that he thinks his “Fleishman Is In Trouble” co-star is his “soul mate.”
Jesse Eisenberg said meeting his ‘Fleishman Is In Trouble’ co-star Claire Danes for the first time was the “happiest day” of his life, although she can’t remember when.
Eisenberg and Danes star in the Hulu miniseries as a divorced couple. Although this is the first time they’ve worked together, Eisenberg said on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday that they met 15 years before working together.
“She has no memory of it, which is the impression I normally give people, but especially in this case,” Eisenberg joked.
The ‘The Social Network’ star recalled that while he was dating his current wife, Anna Strout, he went with her to a party where he ran into some Danes.
“I got really stoned because I knew it was going to be boring,” Eisenberg recalled. “And I broke up with her there and ended up talking to this woman. We had gone to the same high school and she said she was an actress, and she went to Yale. And I just thought , ‘My God. is, like, the coolest person I’ve ever met in my life. And I told him that.’
The 39-year-old actor continued, “And then I walked up to my wife and said, ‘Honey, I think I just met my soul mate. I met this incredible woman. And I pointed to the woman that I wanted to be my soulmate, and Anna, my wife, she said, ‘That’s Claire Danes, you idiot. Good luck.'”
Eisenberg clarified that “things were fine” with his then-girlfriend, and the pair eventually tied the knot in 2017.
“Now you’re happily married. And all these years later, you’re working here with Claire Danes,” Fallon said.
Eisenberg then replied, “Yes, but she had no memory of the happiest day of my life.”