Jesse Eisenberg who plays Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, recently spoke with Playboy on his role in the film, Lex’s mortal compass, inhabiting the role, the lineage of the previous actors who played Lex and working with Ben Affleck (Batman) and Henry Cavill (Superman).
ON LUTHOR’S CROOKED MORAL COMPASS:
“The character is in line with what audiences want to see now, which is a more modern, psychologically realistic concept of Lex Luthor. His motivations are multifaceted; he has a way of using language that’s specific to the way his mind works; he struggles with interesting philosophical dilemmas like that of the individual having too much power, even if that individual is using that power for good. For instance, Superman has so far been using his powers to do some good, but is it safe to have someone like that walking the streets? It’s great that all of this happens in the context of a very exciting superhero movie.”
To read the full interview head over to Playboy.com.