Jesse Eisenberg Compares Comic-Con To “Genocide,” Calls Press “Pariahs” (VIDEO)
Jesse Eisenberg compared his Comic-Con experience to “genocide” and revealed he believes the press to be “pariahs” during a red carpet interview at the premiere of his new movie The End of the Tour. Watch the video below.
Last week, Eisenberg was at Comic-Con in San Diego to promote his role as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. To say he didn’t like the experience would be an understatement. “It is like being screamed at by thousands of people,” related Eisenberg at The End of the Tour premiere, adding, “I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I can’t think of anything that’s equivalent.”
Eisenberg went on to disparage the very journalists who were interviewing him at the premiere of his new movie in which he plays Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky. “I play a real person [in the movie], so I worked with him and interviewed him, and he taught me how to interview and what his process is like, and now I understand the pariahs that you guys are,” Eisenberg said.
While it’s unclear whether Eisenberg was kidding around, “genocide” isn’t exactly a joking matter. Watch the video below, and tell us what you think about Jesse Eisenberg’s comments.