The only news about Michael Fassbender this week has been reports of his filming The Snowman (release date: October 13, 2017) along with some set photos of him in character. Since he's all the way in Norway, and just started filming, I don't know if he's going to drop everything to fly all the way to California for the Screen Actors Guild awards this Saturday, January 30th. If he does, he's a remarkable human being and a true professional going along with the big Hollywood game. If he doesn't, he has a perfectly understandable excuse to not attend.
The second cringe worthy week, post-Oscar nomination, winds down and continues to unveil more unsavory backlash fodder, with NO sign of it dying down. Why? It's too much fun for Hollywood insiders, pundits, and reporters to point fingers and toss in their two cents about who's to blame, and offering hollow self-preserving solutions. Thank God Michael is in Norway and far removed from the insanity. An actor really does have to be a politician to navigate through this PR mess. The first group of Oscar presenters have been announced on Thursday. Michael has been nominated for many awards, and this is his second Oscar nomination, but yet he has never been an awards presenter. I doubt it will happen, especially this year, but I do look forward to the day when Michael can be introduced to such a worldwide audience by presenting an award or introducing a film.
Meanwhile, as February approaches, this is the time that I start prep work for the annual birthday fundraiser which will begin on February 29th. Every day will count in March to raise money and pass our goal this year for The Bike Experience. In perfect timing, a wonderful article was written about the UK charity this week in The Daily Mail. A write up on that website can only increase their profile and help with much needed fundraising. Read the article and hopefully it will warm you up to participate in the 4th annual Michael Fassbender birthday fundraiser for TBE.
|Michael on the set of The Snowman|