Michael Fassbender: Magneto becomes more Machiavellian
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 May 2014
Michael Fassbender plays Erik Lehnsherr, a.k.a. Magneto in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and insists his character is "more Machiavellian" and has stronger beliefs
Michael Fassbender says Magneto is "more Machiavellian" in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'.
The 37-year-old actors stars as a young Erik Lehnsherr, a.k.a. Magneto, in the superhero film which will unite the casts of the original 'X-Men' trilogy with their younger counterparts from 'First Class', and insists his alter-ego has stronger beliefs now.
Talking to BANG Showbiz at the film's premiere in London's Leicester Square on Monday (12.05.14), he said: "In this film he is Magneto. He is much more singular in his beliefs and methods. He's much more Machiavellian."
Magneto was at odds with Professor X for decades however with a mutant annihilation on the cards it forces him to form new alliances and Fassbender enjoyed seeing this develop.
He added: "I just love the character. There is so much history in the character before I have arrived in his shoes. There's so much to play with, he's very complex. I love the relationship he has with Professor X."
The Hollywood hunk was joined by co-stars Ian McKellen and James McAvoy on the blue carpet.