Friday, September 26, 2008

Interview with Michael

What a great way to end a week! I just found a new interview article with Michael at IGN about his upcoming role in Inglorious Bastards! Also, last night, Tina, while still in London, found this photo of Michael while he is in Spain or Germany part of an interview panel or something like that. So a new photo and a new short interview to close out this week.

UK, September 26, 2008 - It's been quite a year for Michael Fassbender, an actor who for a decade was seen mainly on British TV. He wowed Cannes audiences with his brilliant turn as Irish Republican hunger striker Bobby Sands in Steve Mcqueen's award-winning film Hunger. The 31-year-old who, was born in Heidelberg Germany before moving to Ireland aged two, was also recently seen playing a middle-class holiday maker harassed and tortured by unruly British youths in James' Watkin's horror Eden Lake. IGN caught up with him at the San Sebastian film festival while he was en route to the biggest gig of his career so far, a starring role in Quentin Tarantino's WWII action yarn, Inglorious Bastards.

IGN: How was it meeting Tarantino for the first time?
Fassbender: It was amazing, fantastic. He's a film enthusiast. I love that you can mention any film to him, and he doesn't only know the fucking film, he'll quote sections of the film to you, I love that, I'm a film geek, too.

IGN: Tarantino loves Italian B-movies. Is this anything like the Enzo G. Castellari-directed 1978 Italian WWII movie Inglorious Bastards (Quel maledetto treno blindato)?

Fassbender: I haven't seen the original to be honest. I don't know, this plot is very much in a Quentin Tarantino-style. The dialogue; the rapid sort of response between characters.

IGN: Who do you play?

Fassbender: I play Hicox, Lt. Hicox, who is an English guy who posing as a German soldier.

IGN: What happens to him?

Fassbender: I can't tell you that, Jesus Christ. (ed:LOL!)

IGN: Tarantino is well known for changing the script on set, are you prepared for the dialogue to change, or to do some serious ad-libbing?

Fassbender: Look, I always think my job is to tell a story. The character within a script is to tell a story, I'm just going to make sure that my German is good, because he might want to drift off the script, just like you said, so I have to make sure that I'm prepared enough on the German. I prepare in a very disciplined fashion, in terms of the script. I work on it, over and over again, until I'm sick of it, and then I work on it a couple of other times, so I just prepare for getting it on the page and then I relax.

IGN: Do you think that acting in a Tarantino film will be something that changes your career?

Fassbender: I just want to keep working and working with interesting people. He's definitely up there at the top of the list in terms of interesting directors, but I just want to keep on getting the chance to work and learn.
LOL! I love Michael's humor... I like that he cusses at free will too. I'm sure we will be reading a lot more about Michael as filming for IG gets underway.


greyeyegoddess said...

Not liking the cussing too much. In fact, I liked the fact that he hadn't cussed much before. But he's still adorable.


Tina said...

you know i typed and thought I posted a comment earlier today and it isnt here!!!


Simone said...

I think cussing is funny in most context. Crude cussing is just rude. I'm not a prude to random funny cussing... says a lot about someone's humor and personality. :)

Tina, this is the first comment I have seen of yours.