Jesse Eisenberg Responds to Anti-Gay Protester at London Pride Festival

The actor is in the city starring in his own play

By Corinne Heller Jun 25, 2016 5:29 PMTags
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An anti-gay protester in London had part of Jesse Eisenberg's attention—he had the minimum amount...but it was just enough.

As seen in a recent video, the 32-year-old Social Network and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star was pushing a rented city bicycle and approached a small demonstration near a street on the route of the Pride in London Parade, which took place Saturday and is part of a more than two-week-long Pride Festival.

The actor walked slowly while looking at a man preaching into a microphone and several people holding signs with Bible quotes. He stopped near them and another man then asked him twice, "Is your mind closed?"

"Is my mind closed?" Eisenberg responded, shaking his head. "So f--ked up."

He then walked away.

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The protest took place several blocks away from a theater where Eisenberg is performing in a play he has written, The Spoils.

The production also stars The Big Bang Theory actor Kunal Nayyar and Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy on Game of Thrones. Eisenberg plays Ben, a stoner and a jerk who sets out to win the heart of his school crush, who is engaged.

The Spoils opened in London earlier this month. It had debuted last summer off-Broadway.


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