Last year was a big year for Michael Fassbender (no pun intended) after rising to mainstream celebrity thanks to his role in the movie Shame where he literally bared all. I haven’t seen the movie, although after all the talk about it I really feel like I should.
Michael has a new movie ‘Prometheus’ set for release in June so we can expect to see a lot more of Fassy in the next couple of weeks (although not as much as in Shame).
Here’s some highlights of the Michael’s interview in GQ;
Michael Fassbender on dealing with how his infamous scene in Shame became the focal point of the entire movie:
“It’s fun to a point,” he says of these situations he has been facing, “and after a certain point you worry that it kind of detracts from the movie. But there’s nothing I can do. I just have to laugh it off. I can. Pretty much. Because I take my work seriously but I can’t take myself too seriously. I’m in such a crazy privileged position—shit, this is the pinnacle of the dream when I was 17…. Nobody wants to hear really how difficult it is.”
…on his disappointment about not receiving an Oscar nomination for Shame:
“At the beginning people [say], ‘You’re going to be going to the Oscars,’ and you’re like, ‘Whatever, doesn’t matter, don’t think so.’ But after a while it does penetrate. After a while you’re like, ‘Anyway, so I’m going to the Oscars…’ ” He laughs. “And you start to believe it. And I did. I thought I was going. And then I found out I wasn’t and I was upset. I was very upset by it. The first reaction was ‘What the fuck…?’ ” He sounds frustrated that he had let himself get sucked in. “It’s a vanity thing. It does become important to you. And it shouldn’t.” On reflection, he decided that he had learned something about misplaced priorities. “A good little lesson.”
You can read more of the interview when the June issue of GQ hits newsstands on May 22.
I’ve also attached the trailer for Prometheus below. Not so sure about this one.
Cover Photo by Mario Testino/GQ