Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron are almost too hot in the pages of August's W. The Prometheus costars chatted with the magazine's Lynn Hirschberg about their Ridley Scott action movie, and posed for the sexy shots with photographer Mario Sorrenti — check out all the pictures of Michael and Charlize together in the issue. Charlize and Michael spoke about their work, and when they first came across each other's movies. Michael also shared some insight as to the challenges he set for himself when he was out of work well before he hit it big. Here are highlights from Michael and Charlize in W:
- Charlize on sex vs. dying scenes: "It depends on who you're doing the sex scene with. I don't have issues being naked [pauses]. That sounds very slutty. . . . What I mean is, I'm not hung up on my body, and I've been lucky to work with people I've been really comfortable with."
- Michael on challenging himself: "When I was out of work as an actor, I would give myself little challenges, and diving was one of them. . . . when I was 23. I trained for a while and finally got the courage to go up the stairs to the high board. I was at the top, and I was standing there for ages, shivering. A kid who was 10 or 11 came over to me and said, 'The first time you jump off, you're going to get hurt a little bit, but it won't be as bad as you think.'. . . I took his advice, but I didn't fully commit. I hurt my leg."
- Charlize on her first Fassbender movie: "Hunger. A friend said, 'You have to see this movie. It's the best thing I've seen in my entire life.' I thought, Just chill out, okay? But I was absolutely blown away by it. It was, like, all bets are off from now on. This is the guy."