"Maybe this is the right time to say that it was Amy Pascal, who has taken more undeserved punches than anyone should ever have to — it was Amy who set up the movie, who hired me to write it, who approved of this very unusual and not-particularly-commercial-sounding idea. I’m just sorry that she’s not around for the birthday cake. She deserves it.You probably also know from the Sony hack that I objected to Michael Fassbender at first. Which is the last thing you want, just on a personal level. I felt terrible, I had a long talk with him, a few long talks about it, trying to get him to understand, when I wrote that email, I was the last guy in the world at that point who wasn’t familiar with his work. Hadn’t seen 12 Years a Slave Yet, hadn’t seen Shame. I had the studio send a Michael Fassbender package right away. My point is, I thank my lucky stars every night that it turned out to be him." - Aaron Sorkin, Vulture
I'm glad Aaron is thanking his lucky stars, I really am. And it was brave of him to admit how terrible he felt about his comments in private emails that no one outside of those emails should have read. His ignorance about Michael a year ago was embarrassing, and it was my hopes that Michael would do what Michael does, kill it in this role. And now, he has another best friend and business associate in Sorkin, who is a powerful man and Oscar winner in Hollywood.
This past weekend, several friends and admin staff of Fassinating Fassbender made a group donation to the DMC Film fundraiser for the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS). We donated £100! And to my surprise, DMC Film recognized our donation with a twitter shout out today!
When we have our annual birthday fundraiser, I think it's important to recognize friends and supporters who donate their hard earned money. It's always fantastic to give, and it makes the giving even more gratifying when someone takes a moment to thank you. So thank you DMC Film and Michael Fassbender for bringing this important charity to our attention. And I thank Marjan, Stephanie, Vera, April, and Martha for joining me in the FF group donation! You guys rock, and Michael Fassbender now knows it!