Jesse Eisenberg compares his experience at Comic-Con to ‘genocide’

15 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Actor Jesse Eisenberg clarifies Comic-Con genocide comments.

The actor Jesse Eisenberg has sought to clarify his comments on comparing the experience of facing screaming fans at Comic-Con to genocide, by claiming that he was using “hyperbole”.

Eisenberg, who plays Lex Luthor in the upcoming superhero film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, made the comments at the convention in San Diego on Monday. “It is like being screamed at by thousands of people. That said, it was really an honor to be on that end of such jubilation.” He added: ”I’ve been on the receiving end of movies that no one loves and no one anticipates. I have normally been the victim so I worked with the guy who I play, I play a real person, David Lipsky,” he said. “I’m a normal person who has normal sensory experiences, so Comic-Con was very overwhelming for me.

But that afternoon he told the Associated Press that his comments had been an exaggeration: “Of course I was using hyperbole to describe the sensory overload I experienced. That’s worse, even though it’s a much quieter press tour.” In The End of the Tour, Jesse plays David Lipsky, a journalist interviewing writer David Foster Wallace during the promotional tour for Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest.

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