Saturday, August 16, 2014

Michael Fassbender ‘Frank’ Interview: ‘X-men’ Star Shares Discomfort While Inside The Mascot Head ; Indie Movie Set For August 15 Release

By Staff Writer | August 15, 2014 11:32 PM EDT

Michael Fassbender 'Frank' interview: The "X-men" star reveals in an interview on MTV that he has trouble seeing clearly while wearing the head mascot for the indie movie "Frank" set to be released on August 15.  Fans will miss Fassbender's emotive eyes that won him awards for "12 Years A Slave" and "Prometheus" as he is said to wear this big head in the entire movie runtime.

"Definitely can't see not that much at all, very peripheral vision. I can see nothing in front," he said. "For me, the hardest part with the head is singing inside the head and working on an accent and putting the head on. It's like speaking in a box because that's essentially what it is. The reverb inside there took a bit of getting used to."

"Frank" is a low-key, dark comedy film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and is about the life and career of Chris Sievey, widely known as Frank Sidebottom, who has his heyday in the 1990s. The fake head hides Sidebottom's face while he is said to tour film writer, John Burrough (Domhnall Gleeson), a musician wannabe, whom he hired as a keyboard player. However, Burrough'S role actually is not just focused on making song arrangements but also in embellishing and editing them.


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