Monday 19 March 2018

Fassbender is adrenaline junkie

Michael Fassbender is an adrenaline junkie
Michael Fassbender is an adrenaline junkie

Michael Fassbender has admitted he is an adrenaline junkie and loves skydiving.

The 36-year-old 12 Years A Slave star rides a motorbike, loves Formula One racing and go-karting and loves the buzz of jumping out of an aeroplane thousands of feet about the ground.

Michael told GQ magazine: "Have you ever done skydiving? I've done two jumps but I want to do more. Last time was in Hawaii, New Year's Eve. An incredible feeling. And that's the sort of thing that blows my mind about human beings. Someone somewhere first had that idea. To jump out of a plane and free fall."

But the actor confessed while he had no fear about jumping, he did get scared of heights while he is hovering up in the air.

He went on: "Of course you have to pull the parachute eventually and that's the bit that freaks me out. When you suddenly slow down and you can see how high you are. You can see the curvature of the earth.

"Applying the brakes suddenly makes you more aware of your own mortality.

"Before this everything is just a rush of brown and greens as you scream towards the planet through space. Then the chute opens and you can see all the details. The cars. The trees. Houses. All of life is brought back into sharp focus. Suddenly reality appears a little too close somehow.

"Wouldn't it be terrible to be on your death bed and suddenly think, 'God why didn't I do that? Was it because I was worried about failing? Or what someone else might think of me?'

"We are all going to die eventually. Take the jump. What have you got to lose?"

Press Association

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