Michael Fassbender: “I think LA makes you soft – people never get anything done”


That’s a good photo, right? I believe it’s an outtake from Michael Fassbender’s Esquire UK pictorial. Fassy pictorials are the gifts that keep on giving! And as the Prometheus promotional tour begins, I’m expecting more magazine appearances from Fassy. Apparently, he’s got a feature in the new Elle UK – the photos seem to old pics from Fassy‘s appearance in GQ last year, but the interview seems new! Here’s more from the Elle interview:

Michael Fassbender says Los Angeles “makes you soft”. The actor was born in Germany, raised in Ireland and has lived in England for the past 15 years. Michael has no desire to set up home in Los Angeles after falling in love with life in London.

“I’ve met some cool people out there who say I haven’t found the right LA, but I just prefer here,” he told the latest UK edition of Elle. “I think LA makes you soft – people never get anything done. It’s a city where people give out their business cards. I think London has a sense of humour. I like the parks, I like the mentality here. I like walking. I like the immediacy of the city.”

The 35-year-old hunk is one of the biggest names in Hollywood after appearing in movies such as Shame, Inglourious Basterds, A Dangerous Method and X-Men: First Class. Despite his successful career, Michael still enjoys anonymity. He is relieved that he can continue going out in public without being mobbed by fans and insists he never craved fame.

“I don’t really get noticed. That part hasn’t really changed. I thought it would in the last few months, but no,” he explained. “I’m not bothered about being famous. That was never the game plan. I wanted to be good – that was the goal.”

[Via Film News]

Sh-t. This means that I’ll have to move to London to become his girlfriend? I mean, I’ll totally do it, but it would have been more interesting if he had come to me. Why don’t we compromise and live in NYC? Oh, and I totally don’t believe that he goes unrecognized in London. Several of you British Fassy-obsessed girls follow me on Twitter, and his movements are being well-documented. He does not go by unnoticed. (PS… Fassloonies, please keep sending me updates, I love them!)

Also, Charlize Theron, Fassy and NOOMI RAPACE (!!) appear on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly. I love how O’Toole-ish Fassy looks here:

Meanwhile, Fassbender will be going somewhere he’s never gone, all to promote Prometheus. Yes, Fassy is scheduled to appear at the MTV Movie Awards. Crap!!!! Now I have to watch it, right? Fassy is a confirmed presenter for the June 3rd ceremony, along with Charlize Theron, Mila Kunis, Kristen Stewart, Andrew Garfield and on and on. You can read more about it here. It should be a very kid-friendly event, although I’m not sure that’s a good thing. Did you hear that Prometheus has gotten an R-rating? Well, Damon Lindelof, the writer and executive producer of Prometheus, tweeted this gem:

Damon Lindelof is listening to us. He knows what’s in our souls. And seriously, WHY NOT? Why not have David the Dong-bot drop trou at some point during the movie? It would make the movie better. Trust me.

Photos courtesy of the Fassbender the Ginger Tumblr.

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  1. Bite me aka aniston says:

    Again am only seeing this for that hot bitch Theron

  2. Eve says:

    *killing Kaiser’s fantasies now*

    Maybe David is a G.I.Joe doll type of bot (you know what I mean).

    • Hmmm says:

      I like this Michael Fassbender guy. He seems to be grounded and true to himself. Somewhat difficult to achieve in the “entertainment” industry. He’s a great actor too. I’ll definitely watch the movie – Ridley Scott does wonderful dark movies.

  3. Freckles says:

    He looks like Alex Skarsgard on that cover. Probably just the hair…

  4. Mia 4S says:

    I have been dying to see this movie! Please be awesome! If it isn’t, at least I’ll have Fassy to stare at in IMAX. Clothes on though please; Fass-dong in IMAX would leave no survivors.

  5. baby says:

    “why not have David the Dong-bot drop trou” HAHAHAHAHAHA…thank you, Kaiser!!

  6. lil ole me says:

    I’m so confused about Promethius. Is it suppose to be a prequel to Alien? I’m wondering if it will explain the “Alien creature” life form? So glad it got an R rating. Ridley won’t hold back on this movie- it’ll be balls to the wall- plus I won’t have to sit next to any texting tweens :)

  7. Beyonce's Bump says:

    hmmmmm fassbender

  8. terra says:

    LA is not the same as Hollywood. Hollywood and the industry it houses is the shits. LA as a place to live outside that industry is a great with a rich set of subcultures throughout the county.

    • emma bee says:

      THIS, because people frequently make this mistake of LA = Hollywood.

      I am tired of MF insulting my home base all the time. “People never get anything done?” Which peope?? If you are in LA and you hang out mostly within Hollywood/the industry then YES I can see it sucks big time. It is full of entitlement and fakery and calculated to break people or turn them into egomaniacs. If you visit LA and you hit up places like Beverly Center, Melrose, Rodeo Drive and decided that’s it, I can see why you would hate it too. BUT PLEASE DON’T GENERALIZE. Ex. I just discovered a new charming location in LA the other day. It’s a tiny secret street hidden downtown which secret delicious food and an oddly European air. And when my friends & I are taking a summer drive along PCH, top down, winding along the shore, blue sky, blue ocean, it’s pretty darn nice.

      MF let me take you around LA. There are lots of nice people and nice things to do here and a large variety of neighborhoods and cultures and 95% of the vibe is anything but industry.

      /rant. I get tired of people slagging on LA. I’ve lived all over the world, including mighty cities where you take subway and walk everywhere (which I enjoy too) and each city has its own charm. I mean, I love London, but LA gets unfairly shot down a lot.

  9. T.C. says:

    I have no shame about my Xrated Fassy thoughts Mr. Damon. Thank you Kaiser for the nice picture of all ginger Fassy. His ginger body hair is so delicious. Don’t move Fassy London is a wonderful place to live.

  10. Blue says:

    Happy birthday to me. Best present I could get today! He’s so yum, I love fantasizing about him :)

  11. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I effin’ love London and I hate LA, too, Fassy!! AND I LOVE walking-he and I are meant to be. We’re perfect for each other. That picture is so hot by the way. Damn….

  12. Cathy says:

    If Fassy wasn’t a good enough reason to see this movie (and he is ladies), I have another one. I love all the Alien movies. But I’ll just have to wait for the DVD since I dont’ do movie theaters.

  13. Jen34 says:

    I was a big fan of LOST. It seemed to me that Damon read the Lost blogs because he was always aware of public opinions and musings. So, yeah, he probably reads this blog, at least when it pops up on his Google Alert , and he knows about the fascination with the FassDong.

  14. grabbyhands says:

    Granted, I’ve never lived in London, but I can never understand how anyone would prefer Los Angeles to it. Well, anywhere really. I hated LA when I lived there.

    • LucyOriginal says:

      Agree. I went there twice, didn’t understand the fuss. It’s so uninteresting. Sorry for those of you who like LA.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Been to LA 4 times and London twice. I think LA is pretty terrible but I’m an East Coast gal so maybe I’m biased. I just can’t stand any city where you have to drive everywhere. Plus I just hated the general vibe in LA-it’s very *Industry* (meaning: Hollywood) – focused. Everyone just seems fake. Just my impression. Not meant to hate on LA-ers. After all, half my family lives out in SoCal.

      • Ellie says:

        Well, it’s pretty insulting to Angelenos and SoCal-ers to called LA “industry-focused” because LA is NOT industry-focused, HOLLYWOOD IS! As a Southern Californian, I absolutely HATE how people automatically assume LA equals Hollywood.

  15. LucyOriginal says:

    I am a fan of Damon Lindelof, especially now with his reference to Fassdong, :)
    @Mr. Lindelof: I am not ashamed of myself at all…I behaved myself pretty well when that dong was near me (not too near, if you know what I mean, lol)

  16. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    The blonde hair makes him look like Malfoy’s older and even more deranged than the usual Voldemort supporter in that family. Sheesh!

    But his line reminds me funnily of the line in Everybody’s Free to Wear Sun Screen:

    “Live in New York City once but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once but leave before it makes you too soft.”

    I know LA is in the Southern regions, but it made me think of that.

    Sorry I get a little bitter sweet around this time. Graduation ceremonies always make me think about my own and how much that song is so true!

  17. Nina says:

    Damon Lindelof will always be the guy who screwed up Lost to me.

  18. Reece says:

    *sigh* Just when I was warming up to him.
    I have lived in NYC before and I liked walking around. If something was around the corner it literally was around the corner. :-) I also loved not having to sit in traffic! But I loved coming back and not having to live according to the city’s schedule as getting a cab wasn’t always an option unless shared, you know $$$ and the subway at certain times of night = Nope! So I totally get why some people don’t like living in LA. But ignorant sweeping generalizations of a city, esp my hometown, according to the one tiny sphere you travel within is a complete deal breaker for me.

    Ladies you can have him.

  19. YoYOBaby says:

    I have lived in LA and NYC.

    LA people do not work as hard as in NYC because the it costs more to live and survive in NYC. Housing, food etc.

    I can get my haircut at 8pm on weekday night in NYC, no one in LA works that late.

    Everyone in LA takes their weekends, many in NYC do not. Can’t in fact.

    In LA, people take up to 48 hours to return a phone call. In NYC maybe 12.

    Work ethic is different. LA calls themselves “laid back” or “casual”. New Yorkers call them lazy.

  20. Karma says:

    Reminds me of the Patton Oswalt routine about NY vs LA.


    LA makes you soft… LOL

    Sorry dude, living in a city with reflexive biting as a daily interaction isn’t living hard. It’s the proven psychological result of too many people in a small geographical location. And it isn’t a selling point in any real estate listing I’ve read. Clearly, Fassbender is discussing a different London than the masses could afford, which is kinda soft…isn’t it? ;)

    New York or London… no thanks. Nice places to visit.

  21. Ally says:

    I read somewhere recently that he’s very slight physically — small-waisted and like a gust of wind would blow him away. I guess now you can imagine really manhandling him…

  22. LittleDeadGirl says:

    I’m not ashamed … at all. I love how Theron is in so many movies lately.

  23. Issa says:

    Glad Prometheus is rated R. Heres to Ridley pushing for it. Hopefully it doesn’t affect ticket sales. London is a great city but too expensive. The bookstores in London are the best in the world. My heaven. However, I’d rather live in NYC. It’s truly the town that never sleeps and they get their work done. I could see Fassy setting up shop in NYC temporarily.

  24. ichsi says:

    Picture… eyes… *flails*
    And Lol at lindelofs tweet.

  25. George says:

    The only people who can afford to live in LA are the Hollyweird elite and the poor.
    Fassbender needs to get the hell out of Dodge and leave that bankrupt state.