Michael Fassbender covers Esquire UK: “I don’t like to filter my behavior”

Sweet Mother of All That Is Holy and Fassy. I love starting out my day with some photos of Michael Fassbender. He’s on the cover of the June issue of Esquire UK, likely to promote Prometheus. I CANNOT WAIT for this movie. Incidentally, I finally saw Shame a few weeks ago… OMG. Like, I knew there was going to be nudity and sex and stuff, but I didn’t actually expect there to be an actual story, or for Fassy to be so moving and tortured as Brandon the sex addict. I love him so much… he’s so amazingly talented, as well as amazingly beautiful. Anyway, I love this Esquire photo shoot – especially the one where he’s playing in the water (*OMG*). He looks so much better here, right? As opposed to that awful photo call in Paris a few weeks ago! As for the interview excerpts – well, Fassy isn’t talking about unleashing his beast and riding bareback. But it’s still really good:

On his love of socialising: “I like to go out. I wouldn’t say I don’t enjoy a drink. As I say, I’m a sociable person.”

On his love of dancing: “I like to dance. Ha! You know, I enjoy myself when I go out. When we were in Berlin and I went out with my parents, we were out till three in the morning, we were all out dancing.”

On his secret hangover cure: “I still listen to Slayer, man! I just put them on the other day, still listen to Metallica. AC/DC brilliant…If you’re a little bit hungover, put on AC/DC, it’s like there’s no room for [the hangover] any more, the anxiety’s all gone.”

On now having to consider his behaviour since becoming famous: “The thing is I don’t like to filter my behaviour, but I have a feeling that might be the case now…I don’t want to be in the newspapers. I just want to keep what I do on screen and that’s it.”

On being seduced by the trappings of fame: “It would be wrong of me to say that I don’t get seduced by certain things. That things don’t become tempting.”

On his temptations: “Well, you know, sort of, money! How much money does one need? Let’s start with that, that’s a pretty good one. Greed, things like that. Vanity, believing the hype. You have to keep an eye on those things.”

On keeping grounded: “There’s another side of me that’s very simple. I keep my lifestyle pretty simple and my possessions are pretty simple.”

On his self-imposed hiatus: “You have to see it clearly as looking after yourself. There is the danger of burning out here and getting lost and just becoming uninterested.”

On his next challenge as a scriptwriter: “The next thing is to develop, make your own stories with writers, gather a pool of creative people and develop stuff. So it’s not the fact that I’m waiting for someone else to hire me or I’m waiting for a really good script to arrive, I’m actually trying to make that script.”

[From Esquire UK via HuffPo UK]

Obviously, my favorite parts are about Fassy being “seduced” by various things. He admits to at times feeling greedy, money-hungry, vain – but he doesn’t mention the ladies. Or unleashing the beast. Maybe he doesn’t see women as part of the “trappings of fame” or something he should “keep his eye on.” Meaning he doesn’t see his (overwhelming) sexuality as a bad thing? Maybe I’m reading too much into it, looking for something sexy because I’m depressed thinking about Fassbender going into a self-imposed hiatus. It’s true – after he promotes Prometheus, he won’t have any other films coming out this year. *wailing, sobbing*

Photos courtesy of HuffPo UK, Esquire UK.

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  1. Jessica says:

    aww!! this made my morning good!!!

    • Addison says:

      I KNOW! One of the best photo shoots ever, because he looks so playful in all of these photos. Yes, it’s nice to see him with barely any clothes on. But I rather like when his playful side is shown. It’s his best trait.


      But yes, it will be sad to have to wait till 2013 for his next film it probably won’t be out till the summer or late in the year. :(

      He needed a break though and I understand that. A burned out Fassy will do us no good.

  2. Shontay says:

    He is so gorgeous. Love him. I’m not crazy about shame as a film, but he was great.

    I also like his honesty, but he needs to maintain some sort of control because rumors fly hard and fast whether there’s much to it or not. Just lay low, Fass.

  3. Cathy says:

    I’d like to be in the bathtub in that last picture.

  4. only1shmoo says:

    Love the last picture; there’s something so sexy about a hot guy who likes to be playful!

  5. T.C. says:

    Imagine Fassy getting getting you wet in that tub with a power jet…Somebody hold me cause I’m about to faint with lust. *swoons*

    Check out those beautiful blue eyes peeking out while he is drinking his tea. You luscious, luscious man you. Yum Yum Yum.

  6. Shel says:

    Kaiser, his self-imposed hiatus already took place from the end of last year’s film festival season until he started doing press for Prometheus. He talked about it all last year. He’ll start filming Twelve Years A Slave and The Counselor this Summer as well as some other projects so he’ll be plenty busy. But I’m sure we’ll see more of him soon as he’ll be doing even more press for the release of Prometheus next month. By the way, he’s supposedly in New Orleans at Jazz Fest right now. And before that, in New York for the Tribeca Film Festival and was spotted in Brooklyn late last week getting hot and heavy with his girlfriend who lives there. Supposedly they were displaying major PDA.

  7. Blue says:

    Made my day! Nom Nom Nom!!!

  8. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Wow, these pics are really working for me….yummm. Glad you finally saw Shame, Kaiser. That movie really showcased Fassy’s talent. And his dong..

  9. Bellydancer says:

    Yes kaiser my lover is going into hiatus. It will be just the 3 of us. Me, him and the shower wand he is holding in the picture. Sorry love there is no room for anybody else.

  10. Guest says:

    One sexy guy. Many actors say they are going on a self-imposed time away and then a good part comes along and it is hard to turn down. His career has taken a jump start in the last year and no way is he turning down a good part for a holiday.

    • Addison says:

      Dear Guest, he already took a year off after he finished filming Prometheus. He is scheduled to start shooting his next film (originally said May) now I think it will be more like June.

      So he has already taken a year off.

  11. Ari says:

    I AM GOING TO MARRY THAT MAN! *waves mixie flag in the wind* loooool he is so damn cute and adorable and sexy – thank you, Kaiser for bringing the Fassy into my life <3

  12. lisa says:

    These kinds of quotes are getting boring really.

    If you are that badass just live it, stop talking about it.

    I like him as an actor, but I don’t get wet from him.

  13. carrie says:

    he can enjoy his moment because he’s close of the overexposure. When a movie journalist yet met an actor 4 times in ONE year(last year) and yet know he’ll meet him 3 times this year,i’s more than “his” moment

  14. maemay says:

    I bet he has alot of money, he is not at the Brad Pitt level, but he seems to be frugal and simple. He is’nt the person who goes to clubs to make it rain, but goes to clubs to dance and have fun. Hope he stays grounded.

  15. Manuela says:

    he is always so positive.. u can feel this energy even through monitor) just wonder if he ever been sad)

  16. Memory30 says:

    Gorgeous piece of men I love him and everything he does. Can’t wait for Prometheus

  17. Alexis says:

    Usually I think he’s plain-looking, but he’s quite hot here! Plus, he seems like a fun guy.

  18. butch says:

    we’ll see if Assbenders talent will sustain his career. All this talk over his sex life is boring me to death. He was pretty good in Inglorious Bastards. I’ll give him that.

  19. Nessa says:

    He is so delicious. In so many ways.

  20. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    I approve of these photos. Teeth look great! Photoshop didn’t go bleach crazy but they definitely lightened those babies up. He’s gone from a 4 to a solid five.

    His love for chocolate still will not FassInate me, though I saw the Oscars round table discussion with Theron, Davis, Clooney, et al., and I will say he seems very intelligent.

  21. Stacie says:

    I so LOVE his Honesty . Nothing wrong with wanting money and/or fame , and enjoying it. He makes me Swoon … love him/ stalk him . :D

  22. Tee says:

    Kaiser you have convinced me of fassy’s outright sexiness! There is something about him…swagger? Accent? Talent? All of the above?

  23. Maria_Spain says:

    hayy madre!!!!! q me lo comeria!!!
    soo handsome, i want a david 8 for my b-day

  24. Ollie says:

    God, please don’t let him get overexposed. I don’t ever want my ladyboner for him to go away.

    On a side note – from the other ledes, who do you think is America’s fantasy wife? Sofia Vergara?

  25. Turtle Dove says:

    Kaiser, when I saw Shame and the initial nude scene when Brandon walks around the corner and hits the answering machine button, the first thing that popped into my head was, “Dammit, how lucky is Kaiser to get to see her celeb crush’s c*ck!” You are VERY lucky indeed.

    I liked Shame too, but not because of the dong (although it was impressive), but the complex character he created. It was perfect – complicated, subtle, and truly showed his talent.

    PS – can’t believe it took you this long to see it!

    • Bellydancer says:

      In Kaiser’s defense Turtle I did send her a gif of that same scene cleared up and brighter from the movie when he walks around the corner and that may have scared her a little. I was too, cuz I had already seen the movie but it was not as clear as the gif I found. It was also slowed down and you could see every bounce of the Fassdong which can be very scary if you are not ready for all that. I think I fainted the first time I saw it.

  26. The Original Denise says:

    I saw Shame on demand last week; he has a lovely body and surprisingly the sex and nudity fit comfortably with the story.

  27. Camille (The original) says:

    I adore him. ‘Nuff said. :)

  28. Mandy says:

    Oh my goodness, the things I would do with that man!!!

  29. I Choose Me says:

    Such a fine, fine man. Sigh.

  30. Me says:

    He’s boring and overexposed.

  31. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    Him and Askars are my favorite actors right now but I have to say the Fassbender gives much better interviews. He seems so honest in them and he actually admits to stuff in a way that’s real. That he’s a little greedy and vain the way we all are. LOVE HIM!

  32. Danny says:

    Breaks my chainsmoker’s heart to see so many pics of Fassy and not one where’s he’s smoking.