First Look

Michael Fassbender

Our June cover star is really enjoying his moment. 

It's been a hell of a few years for the 34-year-old having risen from relative obscurity to become one of the most talked about actors of his generation - with a whole new world of opportunities thrown in.

“It would be wrong of me to say that I don’t get seduced by certain things. That things don’t become tempting,” he admits.

“The thing is I don’t like to filter my behaviour, but I have a feeling that might be the case now...I don’t want to be in the newspapers. I just want to keep what I do on screen and that’s it.”

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With a long list of recent credits including a starring role in Ridley Scott’s forthcoming sci-fi blockbuster Prometheus, Fassbender is now enjoying a self-imposed hiatus as he looks to the next phase in his career.

“The next thing is to develop, make your own stories with writers, gather a pool of creative people and develop stuff. So it’s not the fact that I’m waiting for someone else to hire me or I’m waiting for a really good script to arrive, I’m actually trying to make that script.”

Read the full Michael Fassbender interview in the June issue - on sale Thursday 3 May

Photography by Alice Hawkins
Interview by Michael Holden
Fashion by Gareth Scourfield

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