A quote from an article about Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard at the Daily Mail, had Michael expressing his aversion to the word "evil" when associated with one of his characters. A lot of people felt his Edwin Epps was evil, and that perplexed Michael, and he's now asked about the evil deeds of Macbeth to which Michael replied:
"I asked how he was approaching the psychology of Macbeth. How evil was he? ‘I always have a problem with that word,’ Fassbender said sharply. ‘It never gives me any information, or helps me in any way. I like to find a character’s motivation. I don’t think Macbeth is evil. I think he’s damaged. ‘When we meet him, he’s a man who’s as good as his circumstances will allow. He serves his king loyally and looks after his soldiers.’And what about Edwin Epps, his character in 12 Years? Surely he was evil? ‘You put it down to insecurity, and fears — unless of course you’re dealing with a total sociopath.
‘Evil is a cloudy word, and something that’s not going to inform me to play the character in any other way than pantomime.’
As I write this entry, the FF Facebook page is approaching 60 likes and has received a nice amount of traffic, so thanks for helping to get it off the ground and proving that I made the right decision expanding FF into new social media turf.
TGiFassy! and Happy Easter to those who celebrate!