Saturday Night Live had a surprise in store for the viewers with three Mark Zuckerbergs trying to be their funniest, as the show's guest host, actor Jesse Eisenberg, took the stage with the show's impersonator, Andy Samberg. The two were then joined by the real founder of Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg was the surprising third of the Saturday Night Live trio. He proved himself quite upto the task, appearing to have a great time in the spotlight at NBC’s Studio 8H in New York.
He joked and played along with Eisenberg effortlessly, who played his character in the film The Social Network. Andy Samberg left them to it midway after establishing the fact that the real Zuckerberg and the reel one were meeting for the first time.
Eisenberg opened the dialogue by saying that he liked Mark on 60 Minutes. He then enquired whether he had seen The Social Netwrok and Mark replied that he had and found it interesting. That was a concession as it is widely known that he called the movie inaccurate.
There was no awkwardness shown by Mark and he went along with the flow. His short stint behind the scenes with the show producer Lorne Michaels was smooth too. He also did the obligatory SNL goodbye waltz, where Mark gave Eisenberg a heartfelt hug.
The portrayal of Mark in the movie is not very kind. In an interview to Mashable.com Zuckerberg said there was quite a bit the movie makers got wrong and a bunch of random details that they got right. Zuckerberg also disputed the fact that he started Facebook to meet girls.
In another interview he said that he had been asked a lot of questions about what exactly happened during Facebook’s early years and his take on it was, “We build products that 500 million people see… If 5 million people see a movie, it doesn’t really matter that much.”