Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Breaking News: An Interview with Michael Fassbender

I have wanted to share this developing news with you all for quite some time. This morning, I interviewed Michael Fassbender on the phone and it was an absolute pleasure speaking with this wonderful man. He is as charismatic, funny, and intelligent as we know him to be.

Due to his busy schedule, arranging for this interview has been a long process, but with respect, patience, and gentle persistence, the interview happened just over an hour ago and I'm still shaking my head in wonderment that Michael Fassbender took the time to speak to Fassinating Fassbender.

The interview lasted about 30 minutes and it's going to take me at least a week to transcribe it and post it here at FF! I shared the news last Friday with subscribers of Fassy News Network that I had been granted an interview. But it was first scheduled for Saturday afternoon, but can you believe it that I was NOT available - I had to work! So Tuesday morning it was and I was trusted to call him directly in London. My original interview method was to ask him to answer a few questions via email, but he really does not use the internet like most of us do - and I understand and respect that very much. So the next best thing was for the interview to be done over the phone. Yikes!

As you can imagine, I was a nervous wreck leading up to calling him. I had about a dozen questions and I didn't want to come across as unorganized or silly. But when I called him and when he picked up on the fifth ring and answered... I felt at ease, it was like calling a friend whose name is Michael. LOL! We had a great conversation, a very, very nice and cool guy. I can't wait to share the interview with you all.




Lucinda said...

I'm just ridiculously excited about this Simone - that really is incredible that you got to talk interview the man himself... and if I may say says alot about your blogging reputation and credentials!

Well done and needless to say, I can't wait to read your transcipt!

Simone said...

Thank you so much Lucinda! Your support all this time has been appreciated!

Transcribing the interview is going to take me a bit longer than I originally thought. There is a process to putting together in a 'story' format, a phone interview. In the end, I'm sure people will enjoy it, but I can't rush it. :)

Jacie said...

Simone, how freaking awesome are you!

Well done girl, can't wait to read the interview. Transcribing takes forever but we're happy to wait.

Simone said...

Hi Jacie! I had to do job interview transcribing for a company years ago and I would type out 20+ pages of text just from a 45-min interview. People talk a lot, and Michael is one of them. And that's a good thing! :D

Thanks Jacie!

Anonymous said...

hi simone

where can i watch or hear this interview with michael?

and no,i don't want to read it...photos please,something for my sore eyes...


Simone said...

Hello Anon, although I recorded the interview, the interview will be in text form when I share it with everyone. I am also researching for accompanying photos to go along with the interview. I hope you do read it because you will learn a lot of new things from it. :-)

Vaude Villian said...

Hi there, 1st time posting but long time reader.

Can't wait to read the interview... is there an ETA on when we can expect it? Your hard work is much appreciated :)