Jesse Eisenberg did some damage control after comparing his experience at the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” Comic-Con panel to “some kind of genocide.”
“Maybe on some cellular memory level, that’s the only thing that seems like an equivalent social experience,” the actor who plays Lex Luthor in the upcoming Warner Bros. tentpole told the Associated Press. “Even if they’re saying nice things, just being shouted at by thousands of people, it’s horrifying.”
“I of course was using hyperbole to describe the sensory overload I experienced. I sometimes do employ that,” Eisenberg said while promoting “The End of the Tour” in a separate interview with the AP. “I’m a normal person who has normal sensory experiences, so Comic-Con was very overwhelming for me. That said, it was really an honor to be on that end of such jubilation.”
“That people are excited about it in that way is unheard of and thrilling,” he continued. “I’ve been on the receiving end of movies that no one loves and no one anticipates. That’s worse, even though it’s a much quieter press tour.”
In the original interview, Eisenberg also referred to journalists as “pariahs,” though he has since clarified that he was referring to his character in “End of Tour,” real-life journalist David Lipsky.