Michael, do you feel like a great actor, or at what point did you feel that way?
SM: Yeah, he [bleeping] does! That’s a [bleeping] question I don’t want him to answer! So he’ll just [bleeping] shut up about it!
MF: [Laughs.] That’s what I’m like. I always, before a scene, I’m like, “I am a great actor. I have the potential of being great.” And then I pray to the god Act-imus.
Everyone should do that. It works!
MF: I just feel lucky, man, to be honest. Really simply I feel lucky that I’m allowed to work with this guy and that I’ve been allowed to work with the people that I’ve been working with and the talent and trying to learn as much as I can. And doing what I really love doing at the highest level. For that I’m grateful. Touch wood. [Knocks on table.]
What’s the worst piece of sex/relationship advice you’ve ever heard?
MF: “[Bleep] me, daddy.” [Laughs.]
Who is sexier?
Jessica Rabbit vs. Catwoman.
SM: Oh, OK. Catwoman.
MF: Catwoman, easy.
SM: She’s prowling. She prowls. She’s sensual. Leather.
MF: Kind of dangerous. But I suppose Jessica Rabbit is too though, isn’t she?
SM: She’s sassy.
MF: She could be dangerous too, though. I guess I see Catwoman more as an actual sort of person, funny enough, than I do Jessica Rabbit. I know they both come from cartoons.
SM: She’s got a dirty mouth. Which I quite like.
MF: [Laughs.] She’s got a dirty mouth!
Miss Piggy vs. Minnie Mouse.
MF: Minnie Mouse.
SM: Oh God. It’s like pedophile.
MF: Bestiality, actually.
MF: They’re animals for god’s sake.
Princess Jasmine vs. Lois Griffin from “Family Guy”
MF: Who’s Princess Jasmine?
SM: I have no idea.
She’s from “Aladdin.”
SM: I don’t watch too much TV.
Daisy Duck vs. Marge Simpson
MF: Who is Daisy Duck?
Wonder Woman vs. Betty Boop
MF: It’s gotta be Wonder Woman. That was my first feelings of excitement. I remember watching a woman on screen. It’s definitely wonder woman.
SM: She’s big, isn’t she? Which is nice.
What could have made Michael Fassbender’s great year even better: “Oh, jeez. I don’t know. A holiday. No, no, I had a great year. Everything’s perfect as is.”
On Chicago: “I’m not going to get to see the city. I’ve always wanted to come here. People have always told me, ‘Chicago, you gotta see it, the Windy City, the music here.’ But unfortunately we’re on a plane in two or three hours and flying to New York. So I’m going to have to come back. I want to go see some blues here.” (MF)
“I want to see the Chicago Bears. The Chicago Bulls, basketball, I’d love to see them play. What else would I like to see? A museum. The Art Institute of Chicago. Which actually I’m doing a show there soon.” (SM)
“I’d love to walk around. The buildings are mad. I’d like to check out the architecture.” (MF)
On Mila Kunis being named one of GQ’s men of the year: “I like her style. She seems to have a very sort of generous spirit. When I’ve seen her performances, she seems to be a generous sort of actor. She seems to be giving a lot to the audience and the other players. She’s in amongst the boys. A cat amongst the pigeons … ‘It’s a man’s world, but it would be nothing with a woman.’ Or a girl.” (MF)
“I love her eyeliner. She’s sort of beautiful, isn’t she? Man of the year, why not? I think maybe she sort of stimulates men and it’s a men’s magazine. And there you go.” (SM)
What they’re listening to: Pet Shop Boys, Marvin Gaye (both); Beach Boys (MF); AC/DC, Guns ‘n Roses (SM)
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