Workaholic actor Michael Fassbender admits he has insecurities about the future
Workaholic actor Michael Fassbender has admitted he finds it hard to turn down scripts because of his own insecurities about the future.
The talented Irish A-lister, who’s been nominated for an Oscar for his lead role in the Steve Jobs biopic, said he’s all too aware that the movie industry is notoriously fickle and that he could quickly become yesterday’s man.
The 38-year-old Kerry-born star said: “I’m very aware that things are going very well for me today, but that doesn’t mean things will be like that tomorrow.
“Who knows what might happen in the future? I’ll just take it beat-by-beat, find good stories, good directors to work with. That’s it, really. Whatever happens outside of that is out of my control.”
Reflecting on his phenomenal success and tireless filming projects since 2013’s 12 Years a Slave, he said: “It’s been a crazy few years. There was a run of six films, which was amazing but also exhausting.
“I really needed a holiday after that. It was only when I took a break that I finally got a chance to reflect on what just happened. It was mad.”
In an interview with The New Zealand Herald, in which he was promoting the release of Steve Jobs, the actor also revealed that in real life he is anything but a tech wizard.
He said: “To be honest, I’m pretty hopeless when it comes to technology. I’m not very tech-savvy.
“I do have an iPad and an iPhone, but I probably only use a 10th of their capacity. I rarely email — I’m really bad at doing that — which upsets a lot of people.”
Fassbender has also described how he feels “very lucky and very privileged” to receive an Oscar nomination, his second nod following his Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave.