"I don't know Jesse well enough to know, but he'd have to go a long way to beat me in real life," laughed Allen.
The director's own audition process is infamous for its inscrutability—enough to make any actor lose their mental marbles—but Greta Gerwig, who is Eisenberg's onscreen girlfriend, had a blessedly uplifting experience.
"Well it was a very short meeting and then I got a call that he wanted me to actually audition so I am one of the few people who actually auditioned," she beamed. "He gave me notes and then I acted and then I did it again. It was crazy. It's like I really got the part."
After the screening, folks headed over to Casa Lever for Italian themed drinks (Birra Moretti, Campari and Disaronno flowed easily) and food (mini ravioli, risotto and meatballs). While actors like Chris Rock, Julianna Margulies and Alec Baldwin (who posed for photographers instead of punching them) kept cool inside from the sweltering temperatures, Jon Hamm had most women practically in a state of heatstroke before he exited around 11pm.
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