Michael Fassbender Says Brexit Has Made Him Want To Leave London

Actor is leaving Britain for first time in 20 years, partially because of 'xenophobic vibes' in Britain

Michael Fassbender has said he is planning to move out of the UK for the first time in 20 years, partially because of Brexit.

Speaking to Esquire to promote his new film Alien: Covenant, the actor said he still lived in London but was planning a change.

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"I've been here 20 years. I'll stay in Europe, but I want a change of scenery now. I feel like something a little less intense.

Asked if his decision had anything to do with Brexit and the current atmosphere in the UK, he replied: "A little bit, yeah. The thing that scares me are the xenophobic vibes, that concept of 'us and them'. I find that unsettling.

He added: "I think the media is responsible for hyping a lot of things up. A lot of people don't realise this is the safest time it's been on the planet, in recorded history.

"We're let to believe there's violence all around us but actually it's quite a peaceful time in comparison to other times that we've lived through."