Jesse Eisenberg says Claire Danes doesn’t remember meeting him – Insider


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  • Jesse Eisenberg said that the "greatest 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 thought his "Fleishman Is In Trouble" costar was his "soulmate."

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Jesse Eisenberg said that meeting his "Fleishman Is In Trouble" costar Claire Danes for the first time was the "greatest day" of his life, even though she doesn't remember the moment.

Eisenberg and Danes star in the Hulu miniseries as a divorced couple. While this is the first time they have worked together, Eisenberg said on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Wednesday that they had met 15 years prior to working with each other.

"She has no recollection of it, which is the impression I normally make on people but especially in this case," Eisenberg joked.

"The Social Network" star recalled that while he was dating his current wife, Anna Strout, he went with her to a benefit where he bumped into Danes.

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

The 39-year-old actor continued: "And then, I walked over to my wife, and I 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.'"

Eisenberg clarified that "things were going well" with his then-girlfriend and the pair eventually got married in 2017.

"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."

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