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Workaholic actor Michael Fassbender admits he has insecurities about the future

Nick Bramhill

Published 07/02/2016 | 03:36

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
Actor Michael Fassbender and his Steve Jobs co-star Kate Winslet have both been given Oscar nods - but the Irishman has revealed that he still fears he could become yesterday's news in Tinsletown Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender attend the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Energy Station at Monte Carlo on May 24, 2015 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

Workaholic actor Michael Fassbender has admitted he finds it hard to turn down scripts because of his own insecurities about the future.

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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.”

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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.

Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender attend the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Energy Station at Monte Carlo on May 24, 2015 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender attend the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Energy Station at Monte Carlo on May 24, 2015 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

“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.

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