43 posts tagged Michael Fassbender
First look at Steve McQueen’s upcoming film Twelve Years a Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch (more at Collider)
“I’ll never work with him again,“ Christopher Plummer recalls his experience working with director Terrence Malick on The New World.
Like Steven Soderbergh, I too was shocked to find out that Haywire was Gina Carano’s first feature film, considering the woman is drop dead gorgeous and amazingly talented in mixed martial arts to boot. This fight scene from Haywire is an awesome sequence because not only is it reminiscent of the rough-and-tumble style of the Bourne movies, but also because it starts off looking like these two people are merely a lovely couple enjoying each other’s company. Little does the audience know that they are in for a deadly confrontation.
FUN FACT: Michael Fassbender and Carano filmed this hotel room scene with each other, no stunt doubles. Director Steven Soderbergh revealed at last year’s Comic-Con that Fassbender had a difficult time in one part of the hotel room brawl because his character was supposed to get smashed in the head with a vase, and apparently when someone is coming at you with a weapon, your instinct is to look said weapon. Fassbender was repeatedly being told not to stare at the vase for a few reasons: (1) not only was his character a trained assassin, so he would instinctively look away from the weapon to protect his face and vital parts like eyes, etc, but also (2) probably so Fassbender wouldn’t get smashed in the face with a vase. Gotta protect the mug when it’s the moneymaker, right (among other body parts…)? Fassbender also admitted that although he wore padding to protect himself from the blows, they still hurt coming from a powerhouse like Carano!
‘We’re not bad people. We just come from a bad place.’