In the teaser trailers leading up to the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Lex Luthor we see is Jesse Eisenberg with longer hair. But at the end of the movie, we see a different Lex, one who is reminiscent of the comic book version of the character, with a shaved head.
This transformation is one that Eisenberg definitely felt as he portrayed the character, but not in the way you might think.
“It’s probably the exact opposite from what he should feel, which is, like, to me I feel totally vulnerable without hair, because, you know, hair protects and keeps you warm and stuff,” Eisenberg told Yahoo Movies. “To go to that kind of physical place is probably the opposite of what the character experiences in the comics, where he’s this confident bald person.”
He went on to say that the way the filmmakers created the role made him feel like anything was possible in terms of playing him.
“He can be vulnerable, he can be even charming as long as the overarching experience is one of evil,” Eisenberg said.
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