Michael Fassbender Discusses the Role That Reportedly Made Him Cringe
The Light Between Oceans star got candid about the roles he feels he didn’t quite nail.
Michael Fassbender gave attendees a special treat when he attended the Toronto International Film Festival Soirée, the event’s fundraiser, and watched some of his best-known performances along with the audience. And according to Vulture, the veteran got squeamish when his portrayal of the supervillain Magento in X-Men: Days of Future Past was shown.
“I don’t actually like that performance there, to be honest,” he told the audience afterward. “I just think it’s me shouting. It’s just like…some dude shouting.”
Fassbender also discussed his trepidation when taking on the role of Steve Jobs, mostly due to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s script.
“He wrote all that stuff!” he said. “It was so dense! It was such a mountain, and I’m a slow learner, so when the script arrived for me and the opportunity came to play the part, I really thought, ‘This is not me. This should be somebody else. It’s a miscast scenario.’”
The 39-year-old even revealed that he was desperate to somehow get out of the job. “I remember telling my driver, ‘If I put my arm in the door, you should slam it. It should cause a break and it should get me out of this gig.'”
Head over to Vulture to read more and check out the handsome leading man’s duds on the TIFF red carpet in the gallery above!