Michael Fassbender Talks Dating & Propensity For Playing Dark Roles

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Michael Fassbender is finding it easier to keep women interested in even the most mundane conversations these days, but the actor says he has yet to find a serious relationship.

“I remember I was sitting at this table and I was talking to this girl. I was like, ‘God, I am so boring right now.’ But she was like, ‘That’s so interesting!’” the actor told GQ in a new interview, when asked about his current dating situation (now that he’s a household name). “I was like, ‘You know what? Five years ago, this would not have been interesting.’”

The 36-year-old star said he’s had very few long-term relationships.

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“I think the longest relationship that I’ve been in was two years,” he told the mag. “I started [acting] when I was 17, so I guess in my dating, adult life, that kind of covers it.”

With intense roles like Magneto in “X-Men” and sex addict Brandon in “Shame” under his belt (and his upcoming roles in “12 Years a Slave” and “The Counselor”), Michael has proven he can play dark characters with ease.

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But does he identify with darker personalities? Not necessarily, he said.

“A lot of comedians are dark personalities, but they’re making people laugh. So, you know, it can flip the other way. People that are playing dark roles can actually be quite light,” he explained. “It doesn’t necessarily go hand in hand.”

Adding, “I think sometimes maybe people that are lighter can access that darkness easier, whereas people that are dark don’t like to access it… I know that I’ve got darkness, but for the most part I try and smile as much as I can, you know?”

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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