Jesse Eisenberg recalls first meeting with Claire Danes: 'Greatest day of my life'

By Jean Valjean November 24, 2022
Jesse Eisenberg and Claire Danes are currently starring in a Hulu miniseries

Jesse Eisenberg detailed his first meeting with his Fleishman Is In Trouble costar Claire Danes and dubbed it the “greatest day” of his life.

The 39-year-old actor revealed to Jimmy Fallon on his Tonight Show that he met Danes fifteen years prior to working with her on this project.

Eisenberg recalled that he accompanied his current wife, Anna Strout, to a benefit where he bumped into Danes in a completely stoned state.

"I just got really high because I knew it was going to be boring," Eisenberg recalled.

"And I got separated from [Strout] there and I wound 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 was just thinking, 'My God. This is, like, the coolest person I've ever met in my life.' And I told her that," he continued.

The Social Network shared that he immediately walked over to his wife and said, “'Honey, I think I just met my soulmate. I met this amazing woman.' And I pointed to the woman who I wanted to be my soulmate, and Anna, my wife, she said, 'That's Claire Danes, you idiot. Good luck.'”

"Now you're happily married. And all these years later, here you are working with Claire Danes," Fallon said.

Eisenberg then replied: "Yeah, but she had no recollection of the greatest day of my life."