Michael Fassbender on ginger-pride: “I have a lot of ginger in my…”

Mmm… and now for our weekly Fassbender post. I’m sort of surprised we don’t have more Michael Fassbender news these days. Can a sister get some Prometheus interviews? How about a premiere? Anyway, there’s a surprising amount of Fassy stuff to cover, so let’s get to it. First, The Tonight Show got to air an exclusive clip from Prometheus – it’s Charlize Theron’s character choking the dong-bot David (Fassy). Here you go:

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They’re whispering so I didn’t quite get it (I’ve watched it half a dozen times too), but is she basically threatening to find his control panel and SHUT IT DOWN?! Where is the control panel located on this particular dong-bot model? His… foot? Probably his foot. You can’t put it somewhere “centrally located” because he would be rebooting constantly as you were trying to use your dong-bot for illicit purposes.

Speaking of Charlize needing a dong-bot, will this woman stop talking about the Fassdong? We get it, Charlize. You love hot Irishmen. Join the club, chica. In a new interview with MTV, Charlize gets asked about Fassy’s dong again and whether it makes an appearance in Prometheus. Charlize jokes, “Oh my god. I don’t think it was available… It was shooting the sequel for ‘Shame’ so we couldn’t get it for ‘Prometheus.’ I had to see it, because it was gone, so it was on dailies from New York. It’s a hitch penis. The penis attaches and works separately, it’s a whole working entity.” Girl. I KNOW. Believe me, I know. It’s fun to talk about the Fassdong. But you seriously need to wait in line.

And finally, Fassy has a new interview with an Irish paper – you can read the full thing here. He talks about being a glorious and proud, natural ginger (the carpets match the drapes) and a lot about Ireland (some of which goes over my head, but I’ll learn). You can read the full piece here, and here are some highlights:

On being ginger: “Yeah, I’m definitely happy to fly the flag for gingers,” nods Michael Fassbender eagerly. “I’ll take that.” He is, it hardly needs to be said, quite far over on the auburn side of the spectrum. “Yes. It’s quite dark. But I have a lot of ginger in my…” He pauses.

On the dong discussion: “It makes no sense. All the crazy things that people do in movies and it’s that that gets all the attention.”

More about the ginger: “I have a lot of ginger in my beard,” continues Fassbender, with a rather more PG-friendly sentiment. “Weirdly, it’s probably from my dad and the German side of the family more than anything else.”

Coming home to Ireland: “But I do love getting home,” he says. “Everybody there is really proud of me. And very supportive.”

Music: “My family were very encouraging that way. My sister and I always played music. Every so often I want to pick up the tin whistle again. I wish I had kept it up a bit better.” He also plays guitar and spent a good portion of his teens wanting to be Kirk Hammett from Metallica. “Slayer. Metallica. Megadeth. I was far more interested in those guys than I was in movies. All I wanted to do was play heavy metal.”

Playing a robot (dong-bot): “Getting the physicality right was the way in,” says Fassbender. “I had that funny, almost robotic walk of Greg Louganis, the diver, in mind. Because I remember that Olympics and all these years later his economy of movement is what I remember best. I watched David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth and Dirk Bogarde in The Servant over and over. And I watched Peter O’Toole in Lawrence of Arabia almost everyday. I came to think of David as having a pride in his work that’s something like vanity.”

Not getting an Oscar nomination: “It did put me in a bad mood for the rest of the day,” he admits. “There had been all this build up and then – oh – what the f–k? I wasn’t overjoyed. By midday I felt better about it but I wouldn’t say I had forgotten all about it either. It’s my own fault. I got caught up in all the hype. It shouldn’t matter. It doesn’t really. But the ego was bit bruised in the aftermath.”

His busy 2011: “I have been out hunting work. I have been out looking to do as much as I can. I had a great run of roles. You don’t say ‘No’ to any of those things. You don’t say ‘No’ to Cronenberg. You don’t say ‘No’ to Steve. You grab and fight for those parts as they come along and you don’t let go. But this year I am looking forward to taking things a bit easier.”

He doesn‘t work on his body: “Yeah. That’s it. That’s my career plan,” he deadpans. “I swear I’m not even trying. I don’t go to the gym. I like running. And I’ve tried surfing. But that scene didn’t really take off until after I had left Kerry. I went swimming when I went home at Christmas but it was freezing and I get a bit nervous in the sea. I’m a good swimmer but I’m not that good. But I’m never going home to work on my body.” He smiles: “Unless it’s for work.”

[From The Irish Times]

God, I’m so glad he didn’t end up with a music career. I would hate to have a crush on some Irish wanker in a heavy metal band. As for his body and how he’s naturally beautiful (seriously, his body is amazing even beyond the Fassdong) – I don’t know. I knew he was a runner, but I suspect he does do some weight training and stuff. He seems bigger (more built) in the past few years. Of course, part of that could be age too – he’s losing that lean 20-something look and filling out, as many men do in their 30s. And as for the ginger… heavenly. He’s all pale and ginger, all over. GAH.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and PR Photos.

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  1. Eve says:

    Slayer. Metallica. Megadeth.

    Basically, my playlist during the 90s.

    LOVE the first picture. The combination of colours, his expression…beautiful.

    • MJ says:

      Same here! I was kinda “meh” about him before beyond his obvious talent, but this makes him rather hot to me.

      Ride the Lightning, indeed.

  2. seVen says:

    He has good taste in music.. he just became a lot sexier.. Dongalicious!

  3. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Sorry Fassy but we won’t be listening to any Metallica when we do it. I hope you understand.

    “Greg Louganis, the diver, in mind. Because I remember that Olympics and all these years later his economy of movement is what I remember best.”

    THIS is why I love him. He’s such a smart actor-not to overhype him to an annoying fan-dom degree but I really think this guy was born to act. He’s super-talented and I love his approach to acting-he gives 10,000%. Gah! The hotness and the voice and the dong (sorry couldn’t overlook the dong) are just icing on the cake.

  4. Hubbahun says:

    I just don’t get it. What’s the attraction? I’m off back to yesterday’s Joshua Jackson’s story 😛 😀

    • Krill says:

      I agree! What is it? And I’m right there with you and Joshua Jackson. Love him! 🙂

    • DreamyK says:

      I like him. I watched the latest remake of Jane Eyre because he was Rochester, but he didn’t ring my bell in that movie, sadly.

  5. Kaboom says:

    It was quite evident that he’s a runner (and downplaying it in this interview) in Shame.

  6. Kola says:

    Yeah, Charlie needs to let the whole penis thing go, especially after I read his GQ article, seems like he doesn’t enjoy the jokes am much. Must suck when your co worker is constantly talking about your private parts

    • Gene Parmesan says:

      Exactly!!! it becomes alternatively unprofessional, awkward and annoying!!

  7. Chatcat says:

    Kaiser…once again thank you for the Fass fix. Among his many appeals, I do have to say his wit and humor suck me in the most.

    Heading to the shore house for the long holiday weekend, as I lay on the deck (water too cold for the beach) with my body coated in SPF 50, I will have my eyes closed and visions of this “ginger” man will dance in my head! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      JEALOUS. Love the beach more than anything. Have an awesome long weekend, Chatcat! 🙂

  8. T.C. says:

    I love his ginger pride. Funny it came from his father’s German side. You would think it was from the Irish mom.

    • meme says:

      The ginger has to come from both sides, mother and father. Red-hair is caused by recessive genes, which means you have to inherit it from both of your parents. If you get it only from one parent, you will not be ginger. And both parents don’t have to be gingers themselves, they just need to have a gene that causes red-hair and pass it to their child.
      Conclusion: Fassy inherited his ginger hair from both of his parents, even if his mother is not ginger herself (but her ancestors for sure had to be ginger, othwerwise Fassy wouldn’t be ginger himself).

  9. birdie says:

    Yey, the ginger comes from the german side. Don’t know why it makes me happy, maybe because I am german ;p. I like that he is being honest about not being nominated for an Oscar.

    • meme says:

      Nope, his ginger comes from both sides, Irish mother and German father, otherwise he woudn’t be ginger at all. See me reply to T.C.

  10. Nina says:

    As far as that clip goes, she threatens to find the cord that makes him run and cut it.

    CUT THE FASSDONG?! People shouldn’t even joke about that.

  11. Shel says:

    She’s asking him about her father and demanding to know what he said about her. He doesn’t want to answer her because he’s not supposed to give her that information. She’s a bitch so she’s going to get it out of him any way she can, including threatening to “kill” him. You gotta get yourself updated on Prometheus, Kaiser.

  12. Aiobhan says:

    As soon as i came to this site and saw this post my day got much brighter. I was never into gingers until him. Now I am noticing red heads everywhere. Love him!!!

  13. Bellydancer says:

    All I can think of right now is that ginger beard scratching against my soft breast as he slowly rubs his face back and forth…..

  14. Cathy says:

    Can’t wait to see this movie. It sounds excellent. Can’t find Shame around here on DVD. So all I can do is fantasize about the fassdong, and believe me I have a great imagination.

  15. Memory30 says:

    I’m crazy about this man. His girl is a lucky one.

  16. ria says:

    I LOVE this guy. He is what I call a sex tiger and this little tigress would not say no to a bit of rough and tough in the jungle with him. Rawr-purrrr!!!!!!!!! He’s just too damn sexy for his own good.

  17. Leen says:

    Michael Fassbender is my ideal man… irish and german… oh =(

  18. SFRowGuy says:

    Michael is almost too thin. First time I get him into a hug, I’d probably snap him in two or at least break a rib. But oh that ginger. <3

  19. Stacie says:

    He’s Perfect . I just can’t get enough of him . Love you Michael . 🙂

  20. Someone says:

    So he doesn’t really want his dong talked about, he says he’s not trying for being the “woman’s hit parade” (??) but he goes around talking about having a ginger bush… I mean I’m perfectly fine with it, but really. Come on now.

    • CoMet2 says:

      Well, Someone, it’s one time to talk about your own…but to have someone else keep talking about can become sexual harrassment and demeaning. I’m sure he would rather be the one discussing it than someone who has no claim on it.

  21. iseepinkelefants says:

    The top picture is great. The colors work well. Is it just me or has he been looking much younger these days?

    3rd, 4th and 5th pics lol. How Irish.

  22. LucyOriginal says:

    Gingertastic! Can’t wait to see Prometheus.Can’t wait to my trip to Ireland in August!!!!

    ps:Charlize just needs to stop. she either wants everyone to know she “saw” the Fassdong closely or she is dying to see it. I bet Fassdong has no interest… Go Nicole!

    • CoMet2 says:

      Lucy, granted she was asked and I’m sure she could have easily deflected that question. But it does make you wonder what her issue is. I agree I doubt he’s interested. He’s already stated very publically he’s taken.

      • LucyOriginal says:

        true, but you don’t need to answer everything you’re asked (This applies to everyone). You can choose change topics, etc. She really wants to talk about it… She is giving me the wrong vibe lately and I liked her…midlife crisis?

  23. I Choose Me says:

    Charlize: What did he say David?
    Fassbender:I don’t think he’d want me to tell you.
    He tries to evade her.
    Charlize threateningly: What did he say?
    Fassbender: I’m sorry – [she slams him against wall] that’s confidential.
    Charlize: So help me God, I will find the cord that makes you run and I will cut it. What did he say?
    Fassbender: [ominously] He said…try harder.

    So excited to see this film.

    • Maria_Spain says:

      thank you, I dont get much english spoken .I cant wait to see this movie XD

  24. Matt says:

    So..everyone else makes dick jokes and don’t get ripped for it but the moment Charlize answers a question about it she does? Thats weird. I don’t see people tearing into Mindy Kaling for the new promo for her show. MTV asked her about it and she answered, she never said anything about wanting his penis. People fill that in on their own. Chill out, geeze..why do people feel so threatened by what she says? It’s nothing others haven’t said and yet she makes mention of it and suddenly what, she’s trying to steal Michael from Nicole? Michael and Nicole are totally safe. Besides ins’t like Charlize dating Skarsgard or something?

  25. MonicaBee says:

    I only know of this Fassbender from this site. However, much like the rest of y’all, I am a fan of the Fass.

    Additionally, should the 50 Shades trilogy ever come to fruition as a movie, I hereby nominate Michael Fassbender to play Christian Grey. He could play that part so well.

  26. Jules says:


  27. k says:

    Isn’t January Jone baby ginger? Humm

  28. LucyOriginal says:

    Fassbender was at the Monte Carlo Grand Prix in Monaco : http://www.justjared.com/

    Formula One + Fassbender= perfection!

  29. ichsi says:

    Gahhh, my loins! the first picture… seriously!

  30. leslilly says:

    I am so tired of hearing about the FassDong – and only because I can’t find any pics of it online! Any good pics, that is. They must work day and night to keep stills from Shame from popping up on the interwebs. GEEZ!