Michael Fassbender: “I’m pretty good at washing away a day’s work”

It’s a given that some actors will be personally affected by the roles they play, and for thirty-four year old Shame actor Michael Fassbender, portraying his character Brandon, a sex addict, was no different.

Discussing the dynamics of his alter ego in the Steve McQueen directed picture with Moviefone, Fassbender says there was a time when he thought he was going a little “loopy” after immersing himself in the world of such a troubled individual.

Trying to get inside and channel what he calls a “lonely soul”, the X Men: First Class star also went on to explain that he made it a point not to dwell on his character in Shame, stepping away from being pulled in by such a wildly complicated character.

Fassbender’s role has since scored him rave reviews and piqued the interests of some well regarded directors in the movie industry.  Fassbender is now off and running, working on a few other projects.  The Jane Eyre performer is currently juggling both Haywire, a Steven Soderbergh directed black ops action thriller, and Prometheus from Ridley ScottWatch Fassbender talk Shame, the cast, and what it was like working with Carey Mulligan below.

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