Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender just finished playing Steve Jobs in a film that shares the Apple guru’s name, and one of his co-stars, Oscar winner Kate Winslet, thinks Fass nailed it.
"Steve Jobs was so admired by so many people and I think for Michael Fassbender, who has played the role brilliantly – I know because I was in the room – he really wishes Steve was still here so he would have the experience of being able to spend time with him and be as accurate in his performance as possible,” Winslet told the Radio Times in London last week.
Fassbender also spoke to Yahoo! Movies, but was reluctant to give too much away about the film, which is based on the best-selling biography of Jobs by Walter Isaacson.
“There’s always trepidation I think when you’re playing real people and representing them in a way on screen, for sure. But like I said, I think the writing was exceptional. I think it was a really intriguing way to tell the story about someone who is so famous and has changed all of our lives. I thought it was a really original approach on the biopic,” said Fassbender of the film directed by Danny Boyle, who won an Oscar for "Slumdog Millionaire" in 2008.
Fass is hardly a tech geek. Yahoo! reported that he still clings to an iPhone 4 that’s pretty beat up, but he has no intention of changing it.
“There’s a lot of things about technology that would probably shock you, about my adeptness about dealing with technology,” Fassbender laughed. “I’m the worst person at it, so it was the perfect match for me to play [Jobs].”
Look for the star to hit the red carpet at the Cannes Film Fest later this month to promote his upcoming flick "MacBeth," which co-stars Marion Cotillard.