Jeremy Irons, Jesse Eisenberg Talk Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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During talks with the Toronto Sun, and Observer.com, Jeremy Irons and Jesse Eisenberg discussed their roles as Alfred and Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Jeremy Irons on playing Alfred: “Zack Snyder, the director, wanted to create a completely different Alfred. So I felt I didn’t have to carry any baggage from previous ones. It’s sort of a reincarnation if you’d like. I had a feeling I was creating my own Alfred, more of a man who can actually do anything if he has to.”

Jesse Eisenberg on playing Lex Luthor: “In a lot of ways Luthor is more of a stretch than any character you would do in an independent movie, which is normally the place you stretch. So in that way it was not at all compromised. If anything it was the best, most advantageous role I’ve ever been given….The opportunity to do an interesting character on a movie of that scale is incredibly rare.”