Michael Fassbender's next movie Prometheus is on its way to theaters, and that means one thing — more Michael interviews! He's in the June issue of GQ, which hits newsstands on May 22, and struck a series of hot poses for photographer Mario Testino. Michael chatted about his Ridley Scott action movie, out on June 8, as well as his career. Michael opened up about being disappointed at missing out on an Oscar nomination for Shame, and even spoke about his costar in that film, and current girlfriend Nicole Beharie. Check out all the Michael pictures in GQ, and here are highlights from his interview:
- On all the attention about his nether regions after Shame came out: “It’s fun to a point, 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 being upset about not nabbing an Oscar nomination: "Ar 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-ck…?’ It’s a vanity thing. It does become important to you. And it shouldn’t."
- On dating Nicole Beharie: "I’m seeing Nicole, we’re trying to see each other as often as possible. That’s kind of difficult when she lives [in New York] and I live in England . . . Nothing happened while we were filming. We started talking more on the promotion thing. So, yeah, it just sort of unfolded like that.”