Michael Fassbender's biking relaxation

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 January 2012
Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender and his father travelled 5,000 miles on motorbikes so the actor could relax after shooting six movies

Michael Fassbender unwound from shooting six films in two years by travelling 5,000 miles on a bike.

The Irish/German actor - who lives in London - made movies including 'Shame' and 'Haywire' in a short space of time so decided to get away from it all by getting on a motorbike and holidaying across Europe.

He said: "My dad and a friend and I took a motorcycle trip around Europe. We covered 5,000 miles. That was a good way to unwind for two months."

The 34-year-old hunk first knew he needed a vacation while shooting Steve McQueen's 'Shame', because the character of sex addict Brandon was starting to get to him.

He added: "During week two or three of 'Shame', I remember being on set in New York, sitting in my caravan, naked, and thinking, 'I need to take a break!'

"If you're living with someone like Brandon, who doesn't like himself, he's punishing himself, it's a dark place to be. It can seep into your life a little."

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