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."