Jesse Eisenberg Channels Himself for Lex Luthor!


I’m not quite sure if Jesse Eisenberg is a genius or this generation’s greatest internet troll, but in a recent interview Jesse Eisenberg made yet another statement regarding his upcoming portrayal of Superman’s greatest adversary, Lex Luthor! My guess is that Lex Luthor probably changed the privacy settings on Superman’s Facebook account but I could be mistaken. I usually do get ahead of myself. Any-who, the above clip features Jesse making said comments, but if you just want to check out transcript, keep on scrolling!

“I’ve always noticed the best thing to channel, as an actor, is yourself. To figure out what makes you angry, what makes you feel vengeful or righteous. Those are the feelings that Lex Luthor has. And use that as opposed to kind of watching Gene Hackman, who’s a great actor obviously and played that part originally, and think, ‘How can I kind of mirror that? Because the truth is, me mirroring him would just come off weird. We have different faces, different life experiences, different emotions, but what I do have – that I have more than anybody – is my own feelings, and so I use those, and then the character seems not only real, but emotional and just. He believes he’s the hero of his own story – is the kind of the actor cliche – when you’re playing the villain, you’re the hero of your own story. That’s the kind of most interesting way for me as an actor, and I think, for an audience to appreciate as well.”

So…there you have it. Jesse Eisenberg is going to channel his awesome acting skills to bring…himself to playing Lex Luthor! Like I said…I’m not sure if he’s a genius or a troll. Perhaps heĀ and Shia LaBeouf have been hanging out on the weekends…