14:03 Monday 21 October 2013
British Director Steve McQueen talks about the ‘magic’ of actor Michael Fassbender, the impact of slavery on his own family and Oscar campaigning
Actor Michael Fassbender has a strange kind of magic about him, says Director Steve McQueen that leaves people in tears when he finishes a scene.
The director was speaking on The Green Room following the London Premiere of his new film 12 Years A Slave.
It is the third time the Irish-German actor and director have collaborated on film (previous films include Hunger and Shame) and it’s a relationship McQueen values highly.
“I value our relationship more than a lot of things about life, I value it tremendously. He’s an artist, an amazing artist. He’s a force to be reckoned with.”
Murmurings of Oscar nominations are already in the air, although Fassbender who was Oscar nominated for his performance in McQueen’s earlier film Shame, says he won’t be playing the Oscar game this time around.
Steve McQueen agrees with Fassbender’s stance saying he doesn't plan to campaign for the Oscars either.
“I’m not campaigning. Michael’s campaign is on screen. That’s Michael Fassbender’s Oscar Campaign. There’s nothing much more to say. He’s done his thing, that’s it.”
Listen here for the full interview with Director Steve McQueen and Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor on The Green Room with Orla Barry
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