That Alien pseudo-prequel Prometheus is coming out soon, so the stars of the film are out in full force promoting the movie. You know what that means, joking around with journalists about the movie and their pasts. Fassbender starts off with a full-on profile with GQ. And yes, they talked about his penis.
Michael Fassbender’s recent past includes lots of jokes about showing off his Fassbender in Shame. He’s pretty bummed out about not being nominated for an Oscar. That’s what happens when bloggers and critics start singing your praises and call you a lock for a nomination. Fassbender [jokingly] thinks his peeing scene in the movie cost him. He really had to pee because he’s nude and using a pee bag like most other actors do wouldn’t have worked.
“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…?’”
Oh, and he’s dating Shame co-star Nicole Beharie. Kind of.
“I’m seeing Nicole, we’re trying to see each other as often as possible,” he acknowledges. “That’s kind of difficult when she lives [in New York] and I live in England.” He says they got together during the film’s promotion. “Nothing happened while we were filming. We started talking more on the promotion thing. So, yeah, it just sort of unfolded like that.”
He does talk about Prometheus too. For instance, he hates his hair cut in the movie and he watched Lawrence of Arabia on a loop to prepare for his role. Why? Well, you can head over to GQ to read the rest of the interview and even find out what his favorite breakfast meal is (Oysters). [GQ via Vulture]