A really interesting interview article with Michael Fassbender was posted earlier this week at Independent.ie where he speaks about the Slow West filming (my review after the jump), and how he considers the media a distraction. I like his attitude about not paying too close attention to what is written in the media about him and his work because it's human nature to take to heart most of what is written about the individual, good or bad. So the less newspapers he reads, and the less Internet static that he is exposed to, the more balanced and focused he is on his work and life. Michael also admitted that he gets a little depressed when he's preparing for roles in his really dark films, like 12 Years a Slave. As the sensitive and compassionate man that we know Michael to be, this comes as no surprise. Heck, being the viewer of some of his dark films is a depressing experience (I still refuse to watch Eden Lake again). Michael reveals that he doesn't understand why he's considered a sex symbol (look in the mirror brother), and admits that he's a complicated person. Complicated is good, he's no simpleton or a push over.
The upcoming weeks should give us our second heavy dose this year of Michael as he continues to work on X-Men in Montreal and doing pre-production work for Assassin's Creed, which will be filmed in London starting in September.
After volunteering 25 hours for the Cinetopia Film Festival in the past week, I was able to watch six films, and one of them was Slow West.
|My snapshot of the theater screen before Slow West started at Cinetopia|
|Silas is deadly but he has a deeply buried heart that yearns for a better life.|
Michael gives a great performance as Silas and I would love to see him be directed by Clint Eastwood in another Western.
Rating: 4/5 Very Good