Jesse Eisenberg has had a prolific career in Hollywood. Even though he’s acted in movies such as Now You See Me, Zombieland & The Social Network, his performance in Batman V Superman has been critically polarized. Jesse Eisenberg recently confessed that he would have a ‘pleasant shock’ if he wound up in a DC movie.

Jesse Eisenberg covered a lot of ground in his speech to a rapt audience at the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival after showings of his debut feature film When You Finish Saving the World. He discussed his introduction to acting as a self-conscious teen, his distaste for the sitcom Friends and much more.

Eisenberg also expressed shock at the reaction to his portrayal of Lex Luthor in the 2016 sensation Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Eisenberg clarified that he would not rule out a return to the DC or even Marvel universe if required in a later interview with Deadline.

I felt very personal about it. The writer, Chris Terrio, is a very serious writer, and he’s a very emotional person. He thought a lot about my character, and I thought a lot about my character too. I talked with my acting coach about the character a lot, about his backstory with his father and his emotional life—and then people hate me.

I’d be shocked if I wound up in a DC movie, but it would be a pleasant shock. Listen, I’m not a comic book fan. To me, it was not playing a role that I’d envisioned since childhood. To me, it was a chance to play this great character that this great writer wrote, and I loved doing that. So, to play it is a joy, and to not play it isn’t something that I’m going to be ashamed to tell my kids about, because that is not an important genre in my life, even though I loved doing that movie. Yeah. Because as an actor, you do all kinds of different things, and sometimes great roles show up in really commercial things and sometimes terrible roles show up in independent films.

Eisenberg is currently keeping a clean notebook as he gets ready to shoot A Real Pain in Poland, his upcoming movie. Given that Eisenberg doesn’t even watch his own movies, the fact that he hasn’t seen Succession isn’t altogether shocking. But given that he received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network, it’s probably a little surprising that he doesn’t keep an eye on the Facebook founder.

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