Steve McQueen with Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan filming Shame (2011)
The pair star together in Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus. And now Theron has joined the chorus of voices who think Fassbender was robbed in not being nominated for his portrayal of a sex addict in Steve McQueen’s recent drama Shame.
She told You magazine: “My co-star Michael Fassbender is one of the funniest guys I’ve ever been around. I saw him in Shame, in which he plays a sex addict, and I didn’t stop thinking about that film for weeks.”
Theron continued: “No disrespect to the people who were nominated for Oscars, but the fact he wasn’t, to me, was utter bullshit. I think he’s incredible. He’s so effortless that I want to punch him! It just seeps out of him.”
They never never know whether the android [David] is going to be a good or bad guy. Do you guys kind of exploit that tension?
Michael Fassbender, Behind the Scenes GQ (x)
Behind the scenes of Michael Fassbender’s GQ cover shoot (x)