In the new Indie issue of The Hollywood Reporter out Jan. 27 Michael Fassbender the Irish-German star of “Shame,” “Dangerous Method” and “X-Men: First Class” talks nude shoots, being poor and reveals how he survived years of struggle. Here’s an excerpt of the article:
His boldest move yet is Shame, director Steve McQueen’s brutal and evocative portrayal of sex addiction that was slapped with an NC-17 rating in the U.S. for nudity and sex. In the Fox Searchlight indie film–produced by See Saw Films and Alliance–Fassbender bares it all, figuratively and literally. While George Clooney, upon beating Fassbender for best actor in a drama at the Golden Globes, made a crack about Shame (“I would like to thank Michael Fassbender for taking over the frontal-nudity responsibility I had”), and his, um, generous endowments haven’t gone unnoticed by the audience (Fassbender jokes that his father was “very proud” when watching the movie at Venice), his role is stunning for its ability to transcend the obvious nudity and graphic sex.