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Michael Fassbender gushes about girlfriend Alicia Vikander: 'She gives great performances'

Published 11/10/2015 | 11:15

Michael Fassbender pictured with Alicia Vikander
Michael Fassbender pictured with Alicia Vikander

The Irish-German star is still off the market, as he is happily loved up with actress Alicia Vikander.

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The Kerryman told the Sun on Sunday that he is still dating the Swedish beauty, despite recent rumours that they had split.

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander out and about in New York. Picture: Startraks Photo/REX Shutterstock
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander out and about in New York. Picture: Startraks Photo/REX Shutterstock

The pair met while filming The Light Between Oceans on location in New Zealand.

The 38-year-old remains coy about the romance, but was happy to praise her acting talents.

Actors Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender are seen in the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team garage before the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco
Actors Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender are seen in the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team garage before the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco

"When she arrived on the set, I could see the determination. there and the focus, the hard work and then trying to keep it up all the time," he mused.

"She's a very good actor, disciplined...she works hard and gives great performances," he credited.

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 24: (L-R) Actors Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender talk with Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner before the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 24, 2015 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 24: (L-R) Actors Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender talk with Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner before the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 24, 2015 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

The international star is currently playing the role of the late Steve Jobs, and he is already being tipped for Oscar glory.

The offer to play the Apple founder came at a time when Fassbender was hoping to take a career break.

Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander confirm they are a couple as they stroll arm in arm in Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com
Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander confirm they are a couple as they stroll arm in arm in Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

"I was really planning to take a few months off, but when the script arrived I was like, 'I can't really say no to this.'"

The actor also joked that while researching for the role, he watched Ashton Kutcher's performance.

Kutcher was widely slated for his performance as the innovator, and the movie bombed at the box office.

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