Earlier this week, the National Board of Review gave Michael Fassbender its Spotlight Award for his roles in Jane Eyre, X-Men: First Class, A Dangerous Method, and Shame, the latter of which made us question: Has he been back to the Standard Hotel — where so many of the movie’s sex scenes were shot — recently? “No, I haven’t,” he told us. “I probably should go see how things are going over there.” Not nearly as well, we’d imagine. Moving on, he told us why he opted not to use a stunt double for his scenes with mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano in Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming Haywire. “We talked about it … what Steven wanted was to sort of stay in there and not have any cuts away.” The result was a lot of bruising, but Fassbender, looking dapper and without any visible scars, assured us he had “a lot of fun” getting his ass kicked. For more revelations from the carpet, click through our slideshow.
Michael Fassbender. Photo: Patrick McMullan