Michael Fassbender Reveals He's Never Played Assassin's Creed Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.18.2013
He doesn't have a “video game player”...
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Michael Fassbender revealed he's never actually played the Assassin's Creed games, even though he's set to star in the film version. Here are highlights:
On Assassin's Creed: "That's definitely happening. We're just developing the script at the moment. I'd heard of it but had never played the game. I don't have a video game player … that's not what they're called. [Laughs] I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they told me the story behind it, and I thought it was very interesting—the idea of reliving memories."
On managing big studio projects with independent work: "Around the time I decided to do X-Men, there were other big studio projects coming my way, and for me, it was the right character and the right script, and doing that film allowed me to get other films financed. I have my production company now [Finn McCool Films], and the more difficult subject matter that doesn't tick the right boxes can get made thanks to films like X-Men and Prometheus. And as a fan, I love an entertainment piece as much as something that has an element of social commentary to it. It keeps me on my toes, keeps me flexible, and allows me to stretch whatever range I've got."
On the toughest scene to film in 12 Years A Slave: "The rape scene was the most upsetting and disturbing one to film, for sure. Lupita and I hugged after doing a scene like that. We were very close in terms of supporting one another as colleagues. It was a night shoot and I had a drink after and took a moment to flush it out, and got ready for the next day."