Jesse Eisenberg Talks Wigs, ‘Batman v Superman’


No matter what you may think about it, Jesse Eisenberg is our cinematic Lex Luthor for the foreseeable future.

He’s a little aloof, a bit detached and doesn’t seem to understand geek culture all that well, but he did sit down with Collider to talk about Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman and his wig situation.

"One of my most anticipated movies of next year is Batman v Superman. I won’t ask you about the plot but I do want to know what did you think it was going to be like being part of the movie, prior to signing on, and what has it been like having done the movie and sort of – because there is a huge amount of interest in the film. What’s it been like for you?EISENBERG: I’ve never been involved for something that is parsed to this degree. Whether it be something that someone says that has some tangential relation to the movie or the trailer images that are released. It was initially surprising and fortunately the movie is really wonderful. So when people are parsing what the individuals images maybe be, the takeaway is how interesting the movie looks and how wonderful it is. You know, the script is phenomenal. Written by Chris Terrio, who is just brilliant. And Zack Synder is just visually, masterful. And I think everything that’s been released and parsed within an in of its life has been received so well.Man of Steel is one of my favorite movies of the last few years. I love the movies so much. And everything I keep hearing about Batman v Superman is that Zack has crafted something wonderful. For you, when you were on set making it. Did you get the feeling that you were making this big movie? Or has Zack created this environment that has made you feel insulated from that kind of big budget, big movie pressure?EISENBERG: The latter. Absolutely. The way he shoots things – at least, insofar as my scenes were concerned – was very specifically and very simply a lot of my scenes are dialogue driven and it felt like I was on any other kind of intimate movie set. So watching that trailer for the first time, was when I really got a good sense of the overall movie, the look, and I thought it was really incredible.The environment on the set is one of respect and intimacy and allows the actors to do what actors do well even in the context of this huge and larger scope. And the production.So I have to ask, is there a certain wig you prefer in recent movies?EISENBERG: Definitely the no hair is ideal. The easiest thing.Well I’m familiar with the no hair, and I quite enjoy it.EISENBERG: Yeah. You know how good that is. Of course. That’s the best. Easiest to care. Easiest to dry."

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Well, good thing he’s Lex, I suppose.

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