Michael Fassbender jokes naked movie role was for his mother

Michael Fassbender has quipped that his naked role in 'Shame' was for his mother' because she often complains about how unfair it is that women are expected to strip off on-screen more than men

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Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender joked that his naked role in 'Shame' was for his mother'.

The actor revealed that his mother often complains about how unfair it is that women are expected to strip off on-screen more than men so he quipped that his full-frontal scenes in 'Shame' were a response to that.

Michael told The Guardian: "My mum always says, whenever we're watching a film, 'Oh here we go again. The women are always naked, and the guy is always covered up'. So I was like, 'this one's for you, Mum'."

Michael also admitted that his parents were not initially keen on his decision to become an actor as they wanted him to go to university.

He said: "They wanted me to go to university, because they were of that generation when anybody who went to university had security and got a good job. They said, 'Go to university first', and I was like, 'No, I'm not going to waste time and money, I need to do this now.'"

However, after he directed a stage production of 'Reservoir Dogs' at the age of 17 they saw he was serious about acting and fully supported him after that.

He explained: "They saw me put on that play and they thought, 'S**t, he's serious.' When they saw that I'd made up my mind, they knew that's what I was going to do, and I have to say they supported me immediately after that."

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