Mark Zuckerberg makes fun of himself on 'Saturday Night Live'
Mark Zuckerberg appeared on "Saturday Night Live" on January 29 while Jesse Eisenberg, the actor who played him in "The Social Network" was hosting, and made fun of himself, much to the audience's delight.
"Why can't I go in there? I'm the real Mark Zuckerberg!" Zuckerberg said when the cameras cut backstage. "Come on. I invented Poking!"
At one point, Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse Eisenberg and "SNL" cast-member Andy Samberg, who often plays Zuckerberg were all on stage at once and when it was announced that the media mogul had never met his movie doppelganger, Samberg said, "awkward!" and made his exit.
The 26-year-old billionaire also had a chance to tell Eisenberg what he really thought of the movie, which fictionalized the Facebook origin story. He kept it diplomatically vague by calling it "interesting."
Jesse Eisenberg recently said that he was bored with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, after portraying him in the Academy Award-nominated movie.
"When we were rehearsing for the movie, I tried to read up on everything I could and Mark and really understand who he was," Jesse said, as reported by Showbiz Spy. "Now that the movie is over and I've moved on to other things, I read about it like everybody else reads about it."
Eisenberg is nominated for a 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role ' Oscar for his performance in "The Social Network" and is very reflective about what makes Zuckerberg such an interesting personality.
"I think people are interested in learning about who is shaping the way they communicate," Eisenberg said. "And he has just been wonderful in what probably has been a completely uncomfortable situation because this movie doesn't present him in a 100-percent, purely heroic light. It shows some flaws. It shows how he hurt some friends. I can imagine it must be uncomfortable for him, and he has just been wonderful."
Watch a clip from January 29th's episode of "Saturday Night Live" below.