Fassbender may be ubiquitous for film fans and magazine readers this month, but he revealed that he’s intentionally stayed out of touch. “I just went off for two months traveling around Europe on a motorcycle and pretty much turned my phone off,” he explained. “I did 5,000 miles with my dad. We went through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Italy… and then I did Spain and France by myself.”
Fassbender also explained why he’s drawn to certain characters. “Well, I guess it’s the drama, isn’t it? It’s the conflict. If there’s really something at stake, then the questions that we can ask are a lot more severe and force us to take a look at things without the sugar coating.”
Sebastian Kim captured the following images for the Interview magazine feature on Michael Fassbender. What do you think of the fiery flourishes?