Monday 18 December 2017

Fassbender: Films are my focus

Michael Fassbender is receiving critical acclaim for Shame
Michael Fassbender is receiving critical acclaim for Shame

Michael Fassbender has revealed he would like to settle down and have a family, but not while his acting career is at its peak.

The 34-year-old actor - who is tipped to win an Oscar for his portrayal of sex addict Brandon in Shame, directed by Steve McQueen - has been romantically linked to Lenny Kravitz's daughter Zoe, but tells GQ his work is his focus.

Michael said: "I'm quite a romantic person and I love the idea of having a family.

"But I'd have to take a step back out of this. It's not fair on somebody to be waiting for you. You spend long periods of time apart and then when I am here, I'm working. I find it difficult to do both and to give the other person the right amount of attention and time that they deserve."

The X-Men: First Class star admitted actors don't have a reputation for staying faithful.

He said: "I don't think it's a cliche. You're travelling around a lot and perhaps lonely and you want some kind of connection again.

"You're in a position where people treat you differently. They are living what appears to be an attractive lifestyle. Your opportunities are multiplied again, so there's a buffet of choice."

But Michael revealed he is interested in women for their mind.

He said he looks for: "Intelligence, self confidence in one's own skin.

"If a girl's slightly overweight or if she's comfortable in herself, living life the way she wants to live, I find that sexy and attractive. If somebody is the perfect mould, but she's not enjoying herself, then I find it sad, and unsexy."

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