Michael Fassbender is a seasoned actor who has numerous roles under his belt, but he has said that taking on the role of Macbeth was a “daunting” task.
When speaking to Reuters, Michael had this to say: “It’s definitely daunting because the work is so excellent you feel a responsibility to it and you don’t want to make a shambles of it.”
“There’s just so many endless versions you can do and various interpretations of it which is very encouraging and also kind of depressing because I would walk away thinking ‘God … there’s another thousand ways that could have been done’.”
“It’s not one of those texts where you can sort of go in, look at it in the morning before and sort of wing it. It’s definitely something that I just spent many hours at home practician and getting comfortable with.”
Apparently, Michael sought advice from his X-Men co-star James McAvoy for his role in the film.
“James and I had a few conversations about it and he actually gave me a sort of miniature ‘Macbeth’ book. We discussed various things about the relationship (between Macbeth and his wife), what we felt it was about.”