Michael Fassbender is so sexy that he even gets animals aroused. Fassbender visited The Graham Norton Show last night and told a story about working with a horse while filming Jane Eyre, that seemed especially attracted to him, Gossip Cop reports.
According to Fassbender, every time he mounted the steed, the horse would get an erection.
“He used to get very aroused every time I jumped on his back,” Fassbender said, trying to hold back his laughter.
“I can understand that,” quipped 65-year-old actress Julie Walters, who was one of the other celebrity guests on The Graham Norton Show sitting next to Fassbender.
The actor went on to explain that filming would have to be cut so that the horse could regain its composure.
“He had to get on and give him a little trot so he’d sort of retract it back in,” the actor said. “And then it was good to go.”
To which Norton joked, “Until you got on again, and then… ‘cut!'”
Michael Fassbender was on the show alongside his co-star Kate Winslet to promote his recent movie, Steve Jobs, a film that revolves around the life of the Apple founder.
Although Fassbender’s performance has received rave reviews, he recently admitted that he was concerned about upsetting Jobs’ family with his portrayal.
“It did make me hesitate,’ he told The Independent about his thoughts regarding the Jobs family’s reaction to the film. “I was worried about how their late father, husband and friend would be portrayed and that weighed on my conscience.”
But Michael says used the script to get clarity on how he should approach the depiction of Steve Jobs.
“There was a responsibility, for sure. But I have to get on with my job,” he said. “This wasn’t a biopic, it was a dramatisation, so all the clues I needed were in the script.”
The film, directed by Danny Boyle, also stars Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston, Seth Rogan, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
The script is based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. It also incorporates interviews of Jobs by Aaron Sorkin, and covers a 14-year period of the tech innovator’s life between 1984 and 1998.
Winslet plays Joanna Hoffman, a crucial early member of the Apple team. Hoffman, according to Business Insider, was one of Apple’s first marketing heads and was known for her ability to effectively stand up to Steve Jobs while she worked with him.
Winslet told Entertainment Weekly that she gained a deeper insight about the early days of Apple and Hoffman’s relationship with Jobs after speaking with her.
“I loved spending time with her because she shared stories with me about her time with Steve and her relationship with Steve that a lot of people just don’t know anything about,” Winslet said.
“And I actually came to understand a much softer, gentler side of Steve Jobs, a side of Steve Jobs who I think was kept sort of hidden away and private to those people or to his family.”
The film charts the highs and lows in the life of Jobs as he built his company from the ground up, including his rejection of his first born daughter and that time he was fired from the company he created.
The film opens on November 13 in the U.K., which explains why Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet visited The Graham Norton Show to promote it.
The next film project that Michael Fassbender fans are really looking forward to is Assassin’s Creed, a cinematic adaptation of the very popular video game. The film has been in development for four years and Fassbender’s name has been linked to it for most of that time, Cinema Blend reports.
Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, is set to be released on December 21, just in time for Christmas.
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