August 30, 2016

Collider: The last few years you’ve been very fortunate. What it’s been like for you being able to work with these such talented actors, talented filmmakers, and be a part of these great projects?

MICHAEL FASSBENDER: It feels good. As an actor, it’s always been good to be working at all, so to be working with this kind of outburst of talent and people that I’ve been working with, yeah, it’s the best.

Jumping into The Light Between the Oceans, one of the things I love about Derek’s work is that he really goes for the emotional honesty in all scenes. Can you talk a little about working with Derek and what he was looking for on set?

FASSBENDER: I think he’s the sort of director that always pushes to find more in the scene. So even if the scene is barely starting forward – maybe three lines, we could run a take without cutting for 30 minutes, trying to sort of discover new things all the time. I mean, as one of the notes for us as actors was to fail to surprise him, so he’s definitely one of those directors that’s very much at the forefront of his mind. You know, when you finish the day, and you finish the scene, you don’t get a chance to go back to it. So you wanna make sure that everything is left on the floor.

I would imagine that you had a lot of choices at that time for projects – what was it about the material that spoke to you to be a part of this?

FASSBENDER: I just read the script, and it just fit me and I sort of found the right emotional place. I felt that it was a really beautiful story. It seemed like it was a story that a lot of people could relate to: a lot of ordinary, decent people trying to sort out life choices, and making a choice that was a bad one but they’re good people and they’re trying to deal with the consequences of that choice. I felt like it was a pretty refreshing story and was told in a respectfully old-fashioned way. You know, we don’t get many of these touching films these days. There’s not a villain and a good guy, there’s just the family—and they’re regular people trying to sort of do the best they can in these circumstances. It’s a beautiful love story as well.

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July 27, 2016

Michael was on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ last night to promote ‘The Light Between Oceans’. Stills from the show have been added + small clip from the show. I’ll be adding the full interview soon & screencaptures!

July 25, 2016

Michael has started promotion for ‘Light Between Oceans’ in New York today. HQ photos below of him leaving his hotel & leaving ‘Good Morning America’!

25th July | Leaving his hotel in New York
25th July | At ‘Good Morning America’ in New York

July 24, 2016

Michael was spotted having dinner with Ridley Scott in London (21st July) as well as at Nobu in New York with Alicia (23rd July). HQ candids below:

21st July | Having dinner with Ridley Scott in London
23rd July | Having dinner at Nobu with Alicia

July 20, 2016

Michael Fassbender is to be honoured at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The actor has played a diverse range of characters, from a mutant, a sex addict to a slave owner – and now he’s being honoured for being a “chameleonic actor”.

“A truly remarkable, chameleonic actor,” TIFF’s vice president Maxine Bailey said.

The Oscar nominee will be the guest of honour at the annual fundraising event at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 7th for the 41st festival.

“Michael Fassbender brings depth, brilliance and candour to each and every role he plays,” Maxine said according to the Toronto Star. “We are privileged to have him join us at Soirée this year.”

Fassbender will take part in an onstage conversation at the Soirée, followed by a cocktail party on the rooftop of the Lightbox, DJed by Kardinal Offishall.

Tickets for the event range from $300 for balcony seating to $750 for the VIP package.