Michael Fassbender Interview – The Light Between Oceans – “This girl [Alicia Vikander] frightens me”

PREVIEW

When he’s not playing Magneto in the X-Men films or depicting real-life supersized public figures as he did in Steve Jobs, Michael Fassbender tackles more down to earth characters as he does in the romantic drama “The Light Between Oceans.”

THE INTERVIEW

Q: This is a fantastically complicated, complex character that you’re playing here. Could you talk a little bit about who Tom Sherbourne is and what you felt were the challenges of this role? What was it like working with Alicia?

Fassbender: I said to Derek (Cianfrance, the director) early on, “This girl frightens me.” She’s so fierce and brave as a performer. It kind of bowled me over. It was great and really made me feel like I had to come to work in the morning. It was great, because we had a great chemistry from the beginning. We really relied on one another and pushed one another and supported one another and that’s really the ideal scenario when you’re working together.

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Michael Fassbender

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