Jesse Eisenberg is turning into quite a prolific actor. He managed to squeeze in time for a small, independent movie in between his filming schedule for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice — and apparently felt equally at home while acting in the two drastically different films.
In his recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Eisenberg explained that the nuances and sensibilities of acting in a small-family drama — Joachim Trier's Louder Than Bombs — were quite similar to his turn in Zack Snyder's epic superhero film.
"I had a month and a half off for Batman. I mean, the Batman shoot was something like 150 days, maybe more, I don't know. So all of the actors had chunks of time off. The movies couldn't be any more different, in terms of how they're presented to an audience, in terms of how many people will probably see them, in terms of the visual style. And yet my job doesn't really change that much. Especially with my part in the Superman movie, my character has a lot of longer dialogue scenes and emotional transitions, and so that kind of stuff is very similar, even in a very different-looking movie like Louder Than Bombs."
"And I think that usually, an actor on an independent movie is playing a really interesting character that wouldn't necessarily exist in the kind of bigger budget movie world. But that just wasn't the case for me because the character in the Superman movie is just so interesting and full of all the contradictions that you look for when you do an independent movie. So it kind of seemed similar to me."
Most of Eisenberg's recent interviews, about his role as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman, stress on the complexity of his character and how his take on the popular villain will be a huge departure from previous iterations. With all this talk, it'll be super disappointing if the character really turns out to be a regular Marvel-like villain out for world domination.
Guess we'll find out when Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice releases on 25 March 2016.