Michael Fassbender Gets Kinky For GQ [PHOTOS]

May 15th, 2012 // 4 Comments

Is that a hand on your crotch Mr. Fassbender?

Actor Michael Fassbender turns up the heat for the June 2012 issue of GQ magazine. The actor talks about dating his former co-star, his penis and the Oscars.

Check out some of the highlights from the interview.

On all of the penis jokes: “It’s fun to a point,” he says of these situations he has been facing, “and after a certain point you worry that it kind of detracts from the movie. But there’s nothing I can do. I just have to laugh it off. I can. Pretty much. Because I take my work seriously but I can’t take myself too seriously. I’m in such a crazy privileged position—shit, this is the pinnacle of the dream when I was 17…. Nobody wants to hear really how difficult it is.” 

On why he wasn’t nominated for an Oscar for Shame: “Usually for movie pissing the liquid you see is actually coming from a hidden tube, but he was nude. For the first two takes, he wasn’t able to do anything, but he announced on-set before the third that it would happen, and it did. “Actually pretty proud,” he says. And then he laughs and says—more blurts out, really—”That peeing cost me an Oscar.” He is not entirely serious. Nor will he endorse Steve McQueen’s slightly broader stated view: “In America they’re too scared of sex, that’s why he wasn’t nominated.” “I don’t know—I don’t think so,” says Fassbender. “Steve is a passionate man. There’s not much filtering with Steve, and I love him for that.” But he’s starkly honest in acknowledging that there was a concerted campaign to get him nominated—”They promised me paradise!” he blares—and how his expectations were raised.”

On campaigning during award season: “At the beginning people [say], ‘You’re going to be going to the Oscars,’ and you’re like, ‘Whatever, doesn’t matter, don’t think so.’ But after a while it does penetrate. After a while you’re like, ‘Anyway, so I’m going to the Oscars …’ And you start to believe it. And I did. I thought I was going. And then I found out I wasn’t and I was upset. I was very upset by it. The first reaction was, ‘What the f— …?’ It’s a vanity thing. It does become important to you. And it shouldn’t. A good little lesson.”

On his relationship with Shame co-star Nicole Beharie: “I’m seeing Nicole, we’re trying to see each other as often as possible,” he acknowledges. “That’s kind of difficult when she lives [in New York] and I live in England.” He says they got together during the film’s promotion. “Nothing happened while we were filming. We started talking more on the promotion thing. So, yeah, it just sort of unfolded like that.”

Read the full interview at GQ.com.

 

 

 

By Miu von Furstenberg
  1. Looks like they’re definitely going for a Christian Grey (Fifty Shades of Grey) look for this photo shoot.

  2. dragon girl

    Is GQ my new moniker ladies and gents?……..I’ll never teelll.

  3. Michael Fassbender For GQ June 2012
    Commented on this photo:

    He’s trying really hard to be Ryan Gosling from ‘Drive’

Leave A Comment