Michael Fassbender is hot and shirtless on this week's edition of The Hollywood Reporter. There was a lot of ground for Michael to cover with the publication, including his amazing 2011, full frontal nudity in Shame, and upcoming Steven Soderbergh movie Haywire. Shame has gotten Michael noticed this award season, and after getting a nod in the best actor category at the Golden Globes, odds are good that he'll add an Oscar acknowledgment to the list. In Michael Fassbender's Hollywood Reporter interview, he discussed that possibility and elaborated the differences between being a struggling vs. successful actor. Steven Soderbergh also weighed in to give Michael credit for his late-night abilities. Here are highlights from the article:
- On going to the Oscars, and who he'd take: "It would just be a bonus, but of course I would take my mom down the red carpet."
- On an odd job he took for money during lean years: "I had to call people who had filed complaints about the Royal Mail and see if they were happy with how their grievances were dealt with. Most of the time they weren't. My goal was for acting to become my main income. I would say to myself, 'I'm good enough.' That became my mantra."
- On finally making it: "It's nice to have that security where you think if everything goes tits up, I've now got a flat I own and I don't have to worry about paying the bills and putting food on the table. I'm really lucky that it happened to me when it did, considering the recession."
- Steven Soderbergh on Michael's abilities to party: "He’s a blast. We’re out one night and it’s 3:30 a.m., and we’re in someone’s kitchen and Michael is singing. I’m like, 'Dude, I gotta go.' The phrase Michael uses most often is, ‘So where are we going now?' He's the Duracell movie star.'"