Michael Fassbender sexes up W Mag: why are you not in love with him?

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A few days ago, I sent Agent Bedhead a link to some low-quality scans of this W Magazine photo shoot, starring Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska, stars of the new Jane Eyre. Bedhead asked me: “How did Mia not fall in love with him?” For. Real. Look at these gorgeous photos! Look at the way he looks at her. Jesus. And it gets even better – we get to hear Michael’s lovely voice! W Magazine did video interviews to go along with their April photo shoot… try not to melt into a puddle of desire when the Fassdong starts talking about the sensuality of Catholicism, or when he starts singing. Or when he jokingly refers to himself as a mummy’s boy. God, I love him.

I also love when he’s talking about flying, and how he wants a tail. He’s adorable. Here’s a bit more from W Mag:

Michael Fassbender is the movie star as chameleon. In the past few years, he has been seductive and menacing in Fish Tank; suave and wry in Inglourious Basterds; and, in the new Jane Eyre, he casts a unique spell as the cloudy, mercurial, and doomed Mr. Rochester. For Hunger, his first major film role in 2009, the 34-year-old Irish actor lost 40 pounds in order to transform himself into Bobby Sands, the IRA activist who led a 1981 hunger strike during his incarceration in a Northern Ireland prison. “When you stop eating, your mind changes,” he told me. “There’s a thin line between control and madness. I like characters that walk that line.”

You are very young to play Rochester in Jane Eyre. Did you love the book? Or were you just intrigued by the part?
I’m probably 10 years too young for Rochester, so I went for a Byronic sort of hero. I didn’t read Jane Eyre in school, but my mother and sister were always talking about it, and that was a big reason why I did it. I didn’t have a preconceived idea of Rochester—I just saw him as encapsulating so many interesting elements: a shady past, intelligent, self-destructive, destructive, passionate. And he has a terrible secret. I’m curious to see what my mother and sister think of my Rochester.

Did your mother get upset when she watched you starve in Hunger?
Yeah, she did. Also, I die [Laughs]. The makeup artist on the movie I’m doing at the moment said, “God, all you do in your films is dying. That’s your thing.” So maybe I’ll have to start saving lives. Or living, at least.

Is it harder to do a death scene or a sex scene?
It depends. Sex scenes can be quite awkward. As a guy, the first thing you want to do is make sure you’re not taking advantage. You don’t want the girl to feel like you’re getting a free feel or something. I try to make a fool of myself in one way or another to lighten the mood and then just go for it, because you don’t want to be doing take after take. As for dying—to not play like you’re dying is the way to go when you’re dying in a movie. I think it’s best to look like you’re about to fall asleep.

You just finished portraying a superhero, Magneto, in X-Men: First Class. What is your superpower?
I can manipulate metal. I practiced every day with a spoon in my kitchen. I did my Uri Geller.

And?
It didn’t work. I was really upset. I was convincing myself. I was like: It bent! Did you see that? It bent a little bit! There was no one else in the room with me, though. When I was a kid, I thought I was Superman. I still do [Laughs]. When I was six I thought I could hear a buzzing in my ear at night, and I thought it was Krypton calling me home. I never got up, though. I was too lazy.

If you could choose to be invisible or to fly, which would you pick?
Fly. I’d like a tail, though. I’d like to be one of those Indian gods that’s like a flying monkey man. I’d like a long tail.

That sounds scary. Do monsters in movies frighten you?
No. Real-life threats frighten me more. Growing up, the movie that scared me most was Jaws. I sound like such a mama’s boy—my mother told me not to watch it, that I’d have nightmares. But I watched Jaws anyway. And that night I was lying in bed with no water anywhere near me, and I was really upset. And whenever I’m out at sea, I am terrified of a shark attack. But the movie that created the most lasting fear for me was The Omen.

Were you raised Catholic?
I was. I was head altar boy.

When was the last time you went to confession?
A long time ago. I was always a bit confused about the idea of confession, even as a young boy. Everyone said: “God is always with you. You can talk to him.” So now I talk to God directly. There’s no buffer.

[From W Magazine]

I just love him. I don’t have anything else to add. It’s not like my love for Fassbender is based on affectionately loving him despite his faults, like it is with Gerard Butler. To me, Fassbender has no faults. He’s just gorgeous and funny and perfect and I want him.

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  1. brin says:

    Can’t wait to see this version of “Jane Eyre”. May the Fassdong be with you (I’m happy with Gerry).

  2. silken_floss says:

    I just don’t get the fascination with this dude. I mean, he’s ok looking I guess. He was only hot to me as that crazy ass Spartan Stelios

  3. Christine says:

    He is all yours. He doesn’t do a thing for me. Although his interview was witty.

  4. Rita says:

    The pic of Mia in the fencing pose is absolutely terrific. It’s stare worthy.

  5. Eve says:

    Sex scenes can be quite awkward. As a guy, the first thing you want to do is make sure you’re not taking advantage.

    Little does he know some girls would probably like if he took some advantage.

    I try to make a fool of myself in one way or another to lighten the mood and then just go for it, because you don’t want to be doing take after take.

    But we do!

  6. CB Rawks says:

    I’d like him to whiten his butterteefs. Then he’d be more appealing.

  7. Flan says:

    He looks yummy!

    And I love the fencing theme of the pictures, one of my favorite photo-shoots ever!

    To top that off, the interview was very interesting and not your standard nonsense at all. Interviewer also did a good job with nice questions.

  8. Shelley says:

    He’s quite fine! For my taste, I’d like him to gain some weight and have more heft to him – I don’t like slender, willowy guys.

  9. coco says:

    They look so good together.

  10. Quest says:

    A man with a good sword is all I need…hmmmmmm

  11. SHump says:

    I just don’t get it. I mean, it’s not like he’s particularly unattractive… I’m just not attracted to him. At all.

  12. Toot says:

    He was quite hot in Inglorious Basterds.

  13. Kaye says:

    Mia Wasikowska is stunning. She’s a bit like Uma Thurman in that she can look plain in one picture, breathtaking in the next. I would say that’s a nice chameleon-like trait for an actor.

  14. jen34 says:

    I’m with you, Kaiser. He’s splendid and perfect.

  15. Waldemar says:

    I agree with Rita, that is one hell of a dress. Gorgeous.

  16. Kimi says:

    Still don’t get it..sorry

  17. guesty says:

    He’s hot. Especially when he talks.

  18. machiavelli says:

    I don’t see his appeal either. He reminds me of James Callis who played Bridget Jones’ best friend Tom. May be after seeing Jayne Eyre, I will change my mind.

  19. RHONYC says:

    i was watching ‘inglorious bastards’ the other night and found myself crossing my legs real tight when the pub scene came on. :lol:

  20. Chickie Baby says:

    Geez,I adore this man. While Gerry Butler would provide a nice, lusty diversion at any time of day or night, Fassbender is the one to marry. There’s something about him that just cannot be explained. He’s darn dreamy.

    (And isn’t his leading lady just lovely in these photos?)

    • Tara says:

      OMG … you hit the nail on the head! I would fling with Butler but Fassbender I would only want to marry, just like Hugh Jackman. They are keepers!

  21. aenflex says:

    Yikes. Je’s just not hot to me. In any way. Crazy, right?

  22. Wendy City says:

    I love to hear him talk…he is sooo sexy. He does love a little chocolate in his milk!

  23. Hollowdoll says:

    Anyone who starts singing the theme song to Greatest American Hero wins my heart. I may or may not have the series on DVD. ;-P

  24. 80sgirl says:

    Looks like a gay porn actor. Seeing as Im not a gay man, this is not doing it for me.

  25. Lucinda says:

    Dear God! Could he say the word like any more often???? That was just annoying. I couldn’t get past it and his mannerisms that reminded me too much of a former friend who is a total douche. So sorry. You can have him.

  26. Eve says:

    Looks like a gay porn actor. Seeing as Im not a gay man, this is not doing it for me.

    Hmmm, different strokes then…because I’m a straight girl and gay porn does it for me.

  27. John Wayne Lives says:

    @ SHump. Cosign

  28. DesertRose says:

    Long time reader, first time commenter =)

    I, like some others here, don’t get the attraction to Fassbender. He’s alright, just doesn’t do it for me though. Gerard on the other hand . . .yummy!

    These are great photos, they both know how to work their bodies and actually look like models. Mia has an interesting face and it seems like she’s on her way up.

  29. Ari says:

    I think he would have made a better Older Anakin/Darth Vader but then he would have clashed visually with Ewan probably since he has the same kind of face.

    He is one beautiful man.

  30. mins15 says:

    My husband had the movie Eden Lake on and I played angry birds the whole time because i thought it was stupid…Now if i would’ve payed attention I could have seen the beautiful Michael. I am kicking myself.

  31. Kelly says:

    Just looking at this turns me into a monitor-licking fool.

    Luminous demigod. That’s all I can say about it, and lord knows, I don’t say that often. Luminous demigod.
    If you don’t fall bonelessly to the floor after five minutes of that voice in a puddle of crippling, abject desire, I can’t help you.

    I personally can’t get enough of his insane predatory smile but then nothing turns me off more than madly whitened teeth so maybe Im alone in that.

    Luminous demigod.

  32. crystal says:

    You said it all. Big Gerard fan also. But this guy has something special. Saw it in 300. Can’t wait to see his career soar.

  33. luls says:

    hes too peachy/vanilla for my taste!!

    (ironic i know, seeing as my previous and current love are a blonde and redhead…)

    i know hes supposed to be irish/scottish or somethin… but i get this German vibe from his looks, (dunno why) and its a BIG turn-off for me! (sorry, i just have an aversion to German looking men)

    *excuse me if my words arent PC, but im sure ALL of us arent attracted to every type of look (anybody who says they are is a hypocrite)*

  34. Camille says:

    Lovely.

    I had the horrific misfortune to see Jonah Hex the other night and Michael was the only good thing about that whole mess. He didn’t look attractive at all in it however. But his charisma and good acting made up for the lack of pretty. I like that he doesn’t care about looking ‘pretty’ in his films either.

  35. Jenny says:

    I didn’t get it until I saw that first glorious picture. Now I am officially on board. That is a sexy man.

  36. Solveig says:

    I thought he was much older than 34, and I didn’t think he was such a funny guy, either.
    I noticed him first in ’300′, and I’ve started to love him in Inglourious Basterds. I have to see ‘Hunger’ (and that, dear Fassbender, was a spoiler).

  37. Magsy says:

    Too pale and pasty for me.

  38. Isa says:

    He’s not my type. He looks like some sort of reptile to me. I can totally picture a snake’s tongue darting out of his mouth.

    Anyway, more for your Kaiser!

  39. pato says:

    just 34? thought he was in his 40s…but he´s so HOT!! love him

  40. I Choose Me says:

    “I personally can’t get enough of his insane predatory smile but then nothing turns me off more than madly whitened teeth so maybe Im alone in that.”

    Yes Kelly exactly so! Le sigh.

    How gorgeous is Mia with that pose and gown in the third picture?

  41. k says:

    Kaiser,

    What is the story with the accusations of domestic abuse by Sunawin Andrews last year?

    This is ruining my recent crush on him (just saw Jane Eyre). I realize she redacted her request for a restraining order, but I wonder if he paid her off?

    http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/23/inglourious-basterds-restraining-order-michael-fessbender/

  42. k says:

    I see why you all wouldn’t get his appeal from these pics.

    There’s something about his manner in motion — he is wayyyy hotter on screen and really knows how to give a gal the look. Still photos don’t do him justice; nor does his slicked-back hairstyle.

    But personally, his yellow teeth and smoking/binge drinking habits are turnoffs.