Matt Lauer, The DaVinci Code Movie, this is Getting Out of Hand...

posted by Jeffrey on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 3:25 PM

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In a controversial interview with the cast of the DaVinci Code movie this morning, the Today Show's Matt Lauer said,

" of the themes in the book really knocks Christianity right on its ear, if Christ survived the crucifixion, He did not die for our sins, and therefore was not resurrected, [cue Tom Hanks look of genuine bewilderment and interjection of, "was that in the book?"]..."

No, Matt, as Tom Hanks said, that is not even remotely suggested in the book. I mean seriously, if I were interviewing the cast of a book-turned-movie, I'd have the sense to know what the crap that book/movie was actually about.

Lauer quickly glossed over Hanks' exposition of his blunder with a chuckle and a segway, making the slip-up unrecognizable to those who have not read the book. Oh how I hope that those Christian protestors who are, ironically enough, "DaVinci Code virgins", do not use this as an additional stone in their protest platforms. It was a Today Show error, not a true facet of the movie/book's plot line.

Watch the interview clip here.

[HT: NewsBusters]

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Blogger Kat Coble said...

Boy, Ian McKellen's not going to have much love thrown his way.

May 17, 2006 7:43 PM

Anonymous Lacey said...

i loved the look on tom hanks' face when matt spoke out of context. definitely screwed that one up didn't he?

May 24, 2006 1:29 PM


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