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,

"...one 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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2 Comments:

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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