Jesse & Isla Talk Magic at 'Now You See Me' Debut
May 22, 2013
The magician heist thriller Now You See Me is a star-studded affair and the actors heaped loads of praise on each other at last night's New York premiere, where we also asked the stars to share their personal experiences with magic.
Hitting theaters Friday May 31, Now You See Me tells the story of "The Four Horsemen," a quartet of the world's greatest illusionists who pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances and then shower the stolen profits on their audiences.
"This is such an honor to work with this caliber of actors in something like this," said Isla Fisher, who plays one of the film's master illusionists. "It's so much fun, it's an action thriller, it's got all the elements we want to see in a summer blockbuster. But at the same time, it's super smart."
"I play a character who is the greatest slight-of-hand magician in the world, so I learned enough to make it appear like I'm competent," said Jesse Eisenberg about his role. "It's been a year, but I can still do it and it was really interesting to learn." He also noted the "incredible group of actors" assembled for the movie and said they were all encouraged to bring their own personalities into their characters.
"It's amazing, a really great cast, and I really think they bring a strong realistic sensibility to something that is so fantastic as this movie," said Mark Ruffalo.
Watch the video for more interviews, including Woody Harrelson and Sir Michael Caine -- who describes his role as a "nasty villain" -- as well as the legendary David Copperfield, who reveals why he believes honesty fits into magic.