Actors hate doing press, it’s just a fact and it’s one that holds true to almost all of them. Some can’t hide their utter disdain though and will occasionally say something they’ll probably regret later.
Case in point is Jesse Eisenberg who is out doing promotion for “The End of the Tour” and, in a new interview with Yahoo following his appearance at the Warner Bros. Pictures panel at Comic Con, told the outlet he was not a fan of the experience:
“It is like being screamed at by thousands of people. I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I can’t think of anything that’s equivalent.”
In “The End of the Tour” Eisenberg plays journalist David Lipsky who interviews David Foster Wallace about his novel “Infinite Jest” over the course of one long weekend before Wallace’s death. Having now played one, Eisenberg reveals he’s not a fan of members of the profession:
“Yes, I have never been on the other side, on your side of journalism. I have normally been the victim so I worked with the guy who I play, I play a real person, David Lipsky. I interviewed him. He taught me how to interview and what his process is like and now I understand the pariahs that you guys are.”
Jesse Eisenberg can be seen starring as Lex Luthor in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in March.