Star: Michael Fassbender is ‘hot-tempered’ & he ‘fought constantly’ with Alicia


Michael Fassbender is currently filming Assassin’s Creed all around Europe. IMDB has the production shooting everywhere from Malta, London and Spain. While I understand that the true-blue Fasslunatics will likely shout at me, I don’t really think Fassy’s priority at this very moment is Alicia Vikander. Alicia and Michael allegedly broke up in September – which was reported by Us Weekly and the lesser tabs – but then after the breakup stories, Alicia very visibly came out to support Fassy at one of the Steve Jobs premieres. So… if they did break up, they’re likely on good terms. Or they didn’t break up. Or they were having problems, and they broke up recently. Something along those lines. Anyway, Star Magazine claims that they did break up but that Fassbender has been trying to win her back?

Their relationship may have been short-lived (the duo dated for less than a year), but Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander just can’t seem to stay away from each other, despite their tumultuous past.

“Michael is very hot-tempered – they fought constantly,” claims an insider. “Alicia could calm him down most of the time, but it got old.” Not that old, apparently. In October, Alicia was spotted attending the premiere of ‘Steve Jobs’ to support her ex-beau, leading pals to believe that a reconciliation was in the works.

“He’s really trying to win her back,” adds the insider. “It looks like she’s ready to give him another chance.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

I feel like Star is making assumptions based on their nationalities. The Irish guy has a fiery temper, naturally. The Swedish girl has a cool, icy temperament. Whatever. Just my opinion: I don’t think they’re in a real-deal relationship anymore. I think Fassy probably downgraded Vikander to Friends-With-Benefits status, and no hard feelings, and he’s been off doing Assassin’s Creed and they probably haven’t seen each other that much. Maybe they’ll be back “together” during the awards season, maybe not. I can guarantee one thing: Fassy isn’t going to be on her arm while she promotes The Danish Girl. He wouldn’t do that even if they were still together. He never shows up for his girlfriends, but they always show up for him.

Meanwhile, did you hear that Fassbender has been confirmed for the sequel to Prometheus? You’ve heard me rant about how much I loathed that f—king movie. Damon Lindelof is a hack and that film was a waste of a perfectly great cast. Well, Ridley Scott will be doing a sequel, now called Alien: Covenant. And it doesn’t look like Lindelof is involved, hallelujah. Fassbender might be the only cast member from Prometheus who survives for this sequel. Which… is fine. I’m okay with that. Honestly, the only important thing is that Ridley Scott never work with Damon Lindelof again. You can read more about the project here.

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  1. Jay says:

    I can see Michael as a lush, a partier, a drinker and so on, but I just can’t see him with a temper. He seems more like a brooder to me for some reason.

    Her on the other hand, I can see as having a temper.

    • Andrea says:

      I agree wholeheartedly with this observation.

    • alice says:

      I agree, Fassy seems a cool guy who just doesn’t want to commit and doesn’t sells himself as boyfriend material, so women know exactly what they’re getting into. It’s a selfish, detached and opportunistic behavior, but it’s genuine, true. Alicia on the other hand, given the interviews I read and how she talks and behaves, seems like an extremely calculated and ambitious girl. I don’t think she’ll be worried about getting hurt as much as how her public persona is perceived.

      • Lara K says:

        This 100%.

        I do wonder if he will ever settle down. personally I doubt it, he seems more the DiCaprio type, but if he does it will be really interesting to see what type of woman can lock him down.

        Alicia is very calculating, and I see her nailing down an A list actor or director in the next 3 years or so.

      • Sunglass aready says:

        Poor tired PR. Attention seeking. Both parties now came across as low life c**p .The door has been opened. Neither will have a leg to stand on or can complain about the invasion of privacy. I prefer celebs that put their names behind good causes and charity and you never hear about private details.

    • AJ says:

      I agree, I see the opposite of hot-tempered with him. Class clown to the point of annoying sometimes, yes. Rageaholic, no.

    • Sara says:

      Are you for real? There are plenty of stories about him being an ahole. The most well known when he went off on a waiter during an interview.

    • Minxx says:

      I think her camp wants to make him look bad – trouble in paradise?

    • kelly says:

      I can see it. The interview where he snapped at a waiter because he felt he was hovering over him gave me pause. There was also a post on Lainey Gossip where, when he was caught walking close together with a “mysterious blonde,” he yelled “GET OFF” or “GET AWAY FROM ME” to HER because paps suddenly appeared.

      I can believe it.

      • Eggland's worst says:

        In some fairness to him, I don’t blame him completely for being mad at the wait staff. In the States, the staff hovers over EVERYONE because it is in their best interests to have a high table turnover rate due to the disgusting hourly wage/tip pay system we have for wait staff. I don’t go to restaurants much anymore because of that nonsense. I like to wait to see if I am hungry enough for dessert before ordering it, yet if I don’t order it right away, I don’t get it or I get serious attitude for ordering it “late”. I also seem to get the check before I am done eating, sometimes before I even get my order. He was probably used to taking his time eating and didn’t know the baloney pay/tip nonsense we deal with here.

    • Pondering thoughts says:

      I can’t imagine either that Fassbender was hot-headed or fiery. He might be a party animal with some stamina.
      He is always very calm and friendly with journalists and papparazzi and especially the latter can be a p**n in the a**.

  2. Whatthehell says:

    This is b*****t and we know it. We all know that the pr team of this tanned nobody is trying to paint Fassbender as the “hot-tempered guy” and she is the “poor girl trying to calm him down”. First the “party boy” and the “nice quiet girl”, now this? Good promotion for her s***y image (her thirst for fame and awards is now legendary) because The Danish Girl is a big MEH. After three flops (Seventh Son, TMFU and Burnt [thanks Weinstein]) she should find another job and stop spreading lies about her pr ex-boyfriend. Oh and there’s a “The Danish Girl” premiere in LA tomorrow, so this s****y gossip published a day before the premiere is just a coincidence, isn’t it? That girl and her team are desperate.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      Do you need some tea? A hug? Valium? You seem upset. The thing is, this narrative doesn’t make her look all that great either, you’d think her PR would be able to come up with something better. Most women will still find that description of him hot like fire. Which is why I think it makes no sense for her people to be behind this.

    • Sara says:

      You sound certifiably insane.

    • Chaucer says:


      May I suggest some wine to go with your complete and utter despair?

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Someone woke up on the wrong side of the morning… sheesh.

      She was great in Royal Affair, Ex Machina and Testament of Youth. I’m expecting another good performance in Danish Girl, if reviewers are to be believed.

    • Lurker says:

      I think someone is a Fass-a-loonie and doesn’t like that her imaginary BF has a real life GF. How do you feel about Sophie Hunter and FKA Twigs?

    • anon says:

      Hey don’t attack “Whatthehell”. Everything she says is actually true. I mean, it’s so obvious that AV is using the Fass to be more famous. Since the beginning of their relationship he is a “party boy” and she is the “innocent girl”. We’re not crazy fans, we just happen to read gossip, we all do since we are in here. Fassbender is such a fool for letting himself be in this situation right now.

      • Nik says:

        I’ll just restate what I wrote earlier…she isn’t using him for fame just based alone on the fact he’s not even that famous.

        I don’t know why it’s hard for women on this site to believe that they’re a “real” couple. She’s his type and he’s handsome (well sometimes) and seems like laid back guy so after working together on movie (where they played a couple and moved in together for the production of it) why couldn’t they have hit it off and began dating?

      • Minxx says:

        Nik, he’s still WAY more famous than her 🙂 It’s hard to believe they’re for real because they look very awkward together but then, who knows what’s going on behind closed doors. That being said, there is no visible warmth between them, sad, angry faces lately…. I personally think that the relationship started organically but later was put on life support for PR reasons and now they’re stuck in it until the awards season. It surely looks this way.

      • EN says:

        I like AV much more than I like Fassy, I don’t care about him one way or another.
        And here people are arguing that her and Fassy are not for real and she is using him for PR, or they are using each other.

        I don’t even know why it is so important. AV is a very good actress in her own right already. If she is no longer with Fassy, good for her, she can do so much better.

      • anon says:

        @ Nik I didn’t say that they are not together or that they are together JUST for PR reasons. Obviously they are an item, it just doesn’t look good and I think that this situation harms the Fass more because he is more popular and it’s a great year for him since there is Oscar buzz and stuff. This drama isn’t doing him any favours, he needs to stay out of it in my opinion

      • moon says:

        Even if they were a real couple, doesn’t mean she didn’t use him. When I read reviews of Steve Jobs or Macbeth, I never ever see AV’s name mentioned. But whenever I read anything about AV a few months ago, Michael’s name would always be worked into the article in a sly way. Her PR would get the reporter to namedrop him but made sure to state that AV ‘refuses to comment’. And then the gossip news would start speculating and get her name out there. It’s an old PR trick. He might not be an A Lister but he’s still very well known, and she was a little known art house actress before her break in Ex Machina, which was only released this summer. Anyway, the A Listers are currently snapped up. Bradley has Irina, and no one wants to be Leo’s next young thing.

    • Pondering thoughts says:

      @ Whatthehell

      Exactly. Probably. She needs PR and if the relationship has ended already then this is her last attempt to make some headlines because she looks better in this.

      Oddly Fassy does always seem to come badly out of relationships as far as the pr side is concerned. His exes always seem to hold grudges / pr games / or are very sad.

      • Andrea says:

        Maybe he likes those types of women or they become bitter because he ultimately cheats on them…I think I could outsmart the Fasyy 😉 He probably hasn’t anyone indifferent towards him before. In fact, that is my general attitude because I don’t like falling quickly (it takes me nearly a year to do so or more) and has accidentally roped in all my exes that way.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        It’s not that odd if he’s in fact the a** in these relationships. Maybe that’s why they hold grudges. But none of know so making claims about motives is ridiculous, even if it’s fun gossip.

  3. Mia4s says:

    He had to win her back? Hmmmm…OK.

    Kind of surprised Noomi Rapace is not in the mix for the sequel. Maybe there’s a time jump and since Fassy is an android he gets to stay on? This also goes to the new “star” reality. Fassy’s not that big in North America but he can bring in those international dollars.

  4. SBS says:

    It seems like every tabloid story about them has him as the bad guy and her as the good girl. Except the US Weekly one, that one was pretty neutral.

  5. Lilacflowers says:

    It’s Fassy Friday!

  6. Londongal says:

    He’s usually chilled but getting sucked into the pressure of the A-game so occasionally has a temper, she’s an ambitious piece of work. Heard that from some decent sources. Wouldn’t be surprised if her team spun this.

    • Sara says:

      Oh yes, the ever present “sources” from random people on Internet gossip sites.

      • Liv says:

        I believe them. At least over here. There was someone who told us about Ben Affleck’s cheating years before he got caught.

  7. CornyBlue says:

    Only time i ever like Fassbender is when he is with James McAvoy or the X Men people. But i like the X Men cast so much you could put an artichoke with them and the artichoke would seem funny and interesting. What i mean to say in a long winded way is that Fassbender is not that interesting. He is boring as hell actually and i can see his people try to stir up gossip to make him the general populace interested in him . Alicia at this point has absolutely nothing to gain career wise by being with Fassbender except maybe getting that dick on regular. She has been on the scene for 4 years now (?) and is almost as well known as Fassy.
    Oh, and men who do not show up to support their women are shit.

    • EN says:

      I also find Fassy boring. To me womanizers/partiers are boring because they never go to a deeper level in human relationship and don’t let themselves experience the life to its full, always staying on the surfaces, not caring and not attached.

      • Lara K says:

        Yup. And the hot sex will only carry you so far. After a few sessions, you may actually want to have a conversation after. Or before.
        Fassy strikes me as th magnesium ribbon type – burns really bright for a very short time, and then you are left with some dull ashes. I would still ride him for a week or two tho…

      • Jellybean says:

        There are many forms of human relationship, just as there are many reasons why people are unable or unwilling to commit to a deep romantic relationship. A man can be a wonderful son, brother, father or friend; dismissing him just because he doesn’t have a long term girlfriend or wife is narrow minded.

      • EN says:

        > A man can be a wonderful son, brother, father or friend; dismissing him just because he doesn’t have a long term girlfriend or wife is narrow minded.

        It is not narrow-minded because such people tend not to commit to any relationships . They are e people who think nothing of how they impact other people, who dismiss their emotions. Selfish, in short.

      • Jellybean says:

        That is not my experience.

    • anon says:

      “and is almost as well known as Fassy.” Are you for real? No one knew her since now. Her break was Ex Machina and it was released last year. There are people who saw her in Royal Affair and Anna Karenina but I don’t think that they recognise her. Fassbender is very famous, he was nominated for an Oscar for god’s sake

      • SusanneToo says:

        He’s not that well known, not among the general public, and his name can’t open a movie. AV is a very good actress, beautiful, and she’ll do fine without him. I’ll be seeing The Danish Girl more for her than for ER and I’ll go to Macbeth because, well, MACBETH, and Marion Cottiard(sp?). I’d probably go even if David Spade played the lead.

      • anon says:

        @SusanneToo He may not be an A-lister but he is getting there. The last few years have been very good for him and he has gained a lot of recognition and respect. AV on the other hand needs to constatly remind us that she is Fassbender’s girlfriend through her PR team.
        I haven’t seen The Danish Girl yet but Macbeth isn’t very good, in my opinion. Cotillard is terrible in it and a great miscast for Lady Macbeth

  8. FingerBinger says:

    This has been debunked hasn’t it?

    • that time i didn't care says:

      I thought it was true, actually, but I see other people saying it was debunked. Hmmm.

      • Another Critic says:

        Yep, that girlfriend that accused him never pressed charges. They did an investigation anyway and dropped it. She’s made false accusations against other exes.

      • Lurker says:

        ^yup. She’s got a pattern etc.

      • JET76 says:

        How does she fake a broken nose and other injuries? She dropped the charges because they would have hurt his career and she was afraid of intimidation. I expect more than victim blaming from the readers of this site. Very disappointing. Just because he’s handsome and white doesn’t mean he gets a pass for domestic violence.

      • JET76 says:

        Ok, so there was no evidence that the injuries occurred (I’m reading more now), but where there’s smoke, there’s fire. I’m troubled by the immediate jump to victim blaming in these comments. A victim dropping the charges doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. And, a DA investigation would require cooperation from the victim (photos, testimony, etc.).

      • Original T.C. says:

        Not in the state of California. A DA investigation does not need the victim’s in put. It’s helpful if they want to bring up charges but the DA can get access to medical records, interview witnesses, and do background checks on both parties which they DID and still came up with nothing. It’s not the fact that Fassbender is a handsome White Man that people don’t believe the woman it’s because we are intelligent women with functioning brains and judgement. Shocking I know.

        Additionally, there has been no HISTORY of Fassy abusing any of his thousands of girlfriends or one-night stands so no smoke to follow. Never been arrested, never a 911 call, etc. the abusive men in Hollywood even the powerful have actual smoke to follow.

        I really hate some women who label a man an abuser just because someone said so with no support to their claims. Being a feminist doesn’t mean taking a woman’s side automatically when she makes ANY claims. I have a father, brothers and hopefull sons coming and I would not like to live in a society where they can be charged with no proof, jailed and killed by the state.

    • JET76 says:

      If “debunked” means she dropped the charges after intimidation from his people, I guess you can say that’s the case.

  9. Andrea says:

    Unless someone knows his ex or him, we will never know the truth. From my experience, abusers have short tempers with everyone and a history of abused exes. I have a hard time believing he abused Nicole or Lenny’s daughter. Cheated on them, sure, but beat them? Nah. he is a brooder—you can see it in his eyes.

    • EN says:

      I don’t think he is an abuser but he might have short temper.
      Having a short temper not a crime. But people do need to know they have this weakness and learn to manage it.

  10. Locke Lamora says:

    I really doubt temper is a geographical thing. How people act in public, sure, but in private? Each individual acts different.

  11. Pedro45 says:

    Oh honey. Don’t fall into a pattern of calming down an angry man. That leads to nowhere good, especially for you.

  12. L says:

    He did assault a previous gf, so news like this is not surprising. She should run.

    • Lurker says:

      Nope. Debunked.

      • Bianca says:

        How was it debunked? I heard she dropped th charges because she didn’t want his career to suffer

      • L says:

        How was it debunked? I think his ex also dated Terrence Howard, another known abuser.

      • Lurker says:

        AH! I wrote it all down and posted it and it’s not here! 🙁

        I didn’t write anything bad either. Long story, she’s accused others, she reported it 8 months after the fact, she was photographed the weekend of incident without injury, her dad said publically she does this.

      • Lurker says:

        and her ex was a producer on Inglorious Basterds which is when this went down, allegedly.

        I only followed this story because of Lainey, and her posts about it. I give her major side eye.

        Also, I am no man-abuser defender. I would call him out if there was truth to it.

  13. Joanie says:

    They never seemed like a real couple to me. Always felt like a PR setup.

    • Andrea says:

      He looked totally different with her versus Nicole.

      • Kiki says:

        Michael Fassbender was in love with Nicole, I think they broke up because of work. But with Alicia Vikander? This is pure PR.

      • KCAT says:

        @Kiki I do think MF and NB were in love. He said he was getting wrinkles from being love sick every time they had to be apart for work. She got the TV show and moved to Cali. Fassbender wasn’t moving to Cali. I think he hooked up with Alicia. I think they were dating. I also think she’s using him.

    • Nik says:

      But why would this be a PR couple? What does either one have to gain?

      If Alicia wanted to be in high profile relationship for attention she could do better than Fassbender, who can’t even open a movie on his own. Why not a Cooper or Gyllenhaal?

      And why would Fassbender agree? What does he get out of it? He’s already said he was against campaigning and she’s his type too (e.g. petite, tan skin complexion, and met on a movie). They seem legit, even though I doubt they’re still together.

      • Minxx says:

        Don’t worry, she’ll soon move to Cooper when Irina’s contract expires. 😉 OR.. maybe Tom Cruise would do? But seriously, I believe it was a relationship born on a movie set in a remote location but later it died except they’re pressured to make everyone believe they’re in a “stable” relationship – Academy likes that. Even Leo got himself a respectable “fiancee”. Frankly, I don’t know why people do it to themselves but then I’m not in HW and don’t make big $$. If I were them, I’d come to a friendly agreement to appear to at least LIKE each other and not sh** on each other in the tabloids. Doesn’t make anyone look good.

      • notme says:

        @Nik +1 They should be getting papped more and doing red carpets together instead of doing normal couple things. BTW they were spotted together in London some days ago.

        @Minxx What tabloids? LOL

      • Minxx says:

        Notme: Star magazine is a tabloid.

      • notme says:

        @Minxx Right,that old pic on Star magazine.

      • Kiki says:

        I stil think his type is black or biracial women. The petite women, I diagree with. Because he has dated women close or to his height.

  14. Bianca says:

    Has everyone forgot he abused a former gf?

    • KCAT says:

      The district attorney did an investigation even after she dropped the charges. They found nothing. Putting this stuff out was a good way to resurrect this tired story. Michael has had a billion woman since and all you heard was crickets. He’s still friends with some. People believe what they want to believe.

  15. Claire says:

    I don’t know if he’s an abuser or if she’s lying. These two people are quite boring.

  16. KCAT says:

    He team planted this nonsense. Danish Girl is coming out. She’s been shady the whole time. MF better wake up. I think Star is feeding on the Irish stereotype. Nothing about his personality says he’s an a-hole. He gets love on every set. Is she mad because he doesn’t want her anymore? Is she mad because she can’t use him for her lousy Oscar campaign? Sorry, this is BS. I don’t by it at all. It’s too timely. I think he’s trying to stay away from the drama by not addressing it. It’s not going to work. He needs to shut this DOWN ASAP! There’s a hit on him.

  17. KCAT says:

    Why was she following him everywhere and popping up at his SJ premiers if he’s so horrible? The story is a plant. She knew people would eat it up.

  18. KCAT says:

    Word on the street is that Fass MAY have moved on to a super hot new actress. I’m not going to blow her name up. Welp!

  19. Flora says:

    It’s always a sure sign that Oscar campaigning is in full swing when possible Oscar contenders are trashed to reduce their chances of a nomination. His turns on Macbeth and Steve Jobs were both Oscar worthy (shame that both films were less that great). This is probably coming from Hollywood big wigs, instead of any ex-girlfriends. I also doubt that he and Alicia have broken up. And I thought that Noomi Rapace has been confirmed to start shooting Prometheus 2 in January.

  20. Lucy says:

    Didn’t he beat up his ex?

    • JET76 says:

      He gets an instant pass, apparently, because he’s handsome and white and his victim “dropped” the charges.

      • Minxx says:

        I don’t think he gets an “instant pass” if the story is brought up every time someone mentions his name. DA allegations are very serious and very damaging. It doesn’t mean they’re automatically true. I tend to look at someone’s history rather than an isolated incident that could have been made up by an ex with an axe to grind. Fassbender had MANY relationships before and since, nobody else accused him of being abusive. Abusive men don’t do it just once, and if they’re in the public eye, things always come out. In his case nothing else happened (so far). So I take her accusations with a grain of salt.

      • KCAT says:

        @Minxx Right! There is no pass because his name is already tarnished. She won. It’s sad because real victims get a bad name when there are false accusations. Her nose and everything looked fine when the paps took pictures after the so called incident. I’ve seen Fassbender’s name on several lists of famous abusers. I’m NOT a defender of abusive men But I’m not going to condemn a person when there’s no evidence.

  21. Jenna says:

    Here we are with another pr plant by Alicia. Easy to tell because the last ones she sent to Star had a similar message, a negative one, about Fassbender. Only US Weekly was a mutual plant and a pretty good one, enough to spread everywhere in the world. They are a mess, nobody will miss them if they split now. She should try being Bradley Cooper’s new beard and it’s about time he moved on to another co-star.

  22. Tig says:

    OK been waiting for this- saw”Saint Laurent” the other day, and whoever the lead actor is, he puts Fassy to “Shame”. Yes, horrible pun, but it is so true!!

  23. moon says:

    She would’ve gone for a bigger A Lister if she could’ve, but at the time her star meter was too low. She’s clearly looking to trade up now.

    Who’s the mysterious ‘insider’? Alicia’s PR? This story is so one sided and clearly throwing him under the bus. Alicia’s PR game is so shady and calculating, it really makes me dislike her. Wish she would just lay off the PR and let her films and work speak for itself. Pity she’s so fame hungry, she’s a decent and pretty actress but this calculating personality is a turn off. She didn’t show up at Steve Jobs to support Fassbender, it was just a good opportunity for her to be papped and in magazines.

    And Fassbender’s an idiot for not fighting back the PR. He probably can’t be bothered, doesn’t strike me as a PR savvy guy. Wonder who Alicia’s next guy will be. Bradley Cooper sounds about right. It’ll throw her into the A List, he gets a hot european young thing.

    • Minxx says:

      Gosh, I couldn’t agree more with you! I wanted to like her, I really did. She’s young, pretty, hard-working and talented but her personality is something else! The PR games are a huuuuge turn off for me. I just read an interview with her (it’s in LA Times and she says something there that really scared me: on the set of U.N.C.L.E. Guy Ritchie had a very relaxed, almost fun atmosphere and that BOTHERED her a lot! She said something like “time is money” – she doesn’t want to waste it on stupid games, on the set she likes to “sit in the trailer and work for like 14, 16 hours”..So uptight. Then the journalist mentioned sthat she has a reputation for being “cold”.. and she got so upset, she got red splotches all over her neck! Considering that Fassbender likes to run around the set of X-men with a BB gun, their personalities are like oil and water. It would be better for her to move on to someone bigger, more powerful (big, attention-hungry A-lister, movie director or producer) and leave Fassbender alone (or, hopefully, cuddling with his gorgeous co-star – she looks like she needs a cuddle).

      • moon says:

        Yeah this LATimes article reads like another PR attempt with a friendly journalist in response to all the criticism she’s been getting. It’s a smart piece – acknowledge the problem, admit to the problem, but make it sound like it’s a character plus point that is sadly misunderstood – “I’m not cold, I’m just hardworking and can’t speak english, poor me”. I don’t buy it. You can be hardworking and not a cold arrogant person. Jessica Chastain and Ryan Gosling are fine examples who take the work seriously but are warm and generous in person. That deliberate insert in the article about how she’s warm and funny in person, spontaneous, so upset that people don’t like her (this I believe, but for other reasons:she wants to be famous), poor Alicia it’s all cultural misunderstanding. I don’t buy it. How come we don’t see the same about Rebecca Ferguson or Noomi Rapace. Neither got the reception Alicia did. It’s not a Swedish thing it’s her personality.

        And of course she’s widely expected to be nominated, since her PR has been planting that story all over from day one.

        I know I’m being harsh, but I stand by it. I work in this industry and I look up to people who are genuinely talented and are about the craft. People like Chastian, Brie Larson, Tom Hardy. I can’t stand that this girl is clearly hungry and playing the game but pretending she isn’t and that she’s all about the work. Come on.

      • SBS says:

        I’ll just say that, as a Swede, I’m slightly offended by her blaming that people find her cold on a language barrier or cultural differences. I have the same language barrier (and I don’t even live in London and speak it regularly) but people don’t find me cold… At least I hope not!

      • EN says:

        @SBS – cultural differences are real, and you won’t even perceive that you are doing something wrong unless somebody tells you. And people usually don’t.

      • SBS says:

        Okay, shame on me for sharing my experience/feelings on the matter. I should have known I’d be indirectly called cold. 🙂

        In all seriousness, I know cultural differences are real, but that doesn’t mean that ALL Swedes come off as cold.

      • EN says:

        @SBS, I didn’t mean to offend you at all, I was talking about myself. As a foreigner there are things I only started to understand after many years in the US, and looking back I see plenty of faux pas I personally committed.

        You don’t come off as cold at all, but neither does AV. She might come off snobbish, but this happens to many Europeans without them even realizing it.

      • Sunglasses Already says:

        @SBS, my flat mate, a Swede agrees with you. She also feels offended. She tells me that Swedes learn english at a early age. In her experience, Swedes have no problems integrating into UK or US society because of their understanding of the language. This actress only came to my attention as I wondered how to pronounce her surname and my flat mate help me out.

  24. Moi says:

    I wish I could jump onboard the Fassbender train, but other than his obvious acting talent…I don’t get it. He’s big….okay, so are other men.