Michael Fassbender On 'Macbeth' Set
Michael Fassbender appeared to be sporting a faux-gash on his head while filming Macbeth in Surrey, United Kingdom over the weekend.
Michael Fassbender Films 'Macbeth'
Fassbender, 36, was cast in the titular role in the William Shakespeare play, acting opposite French actress Marion Cotillard’s Lady Macbeth. As the drama goes, Macbeth attempts to eliminate Scotland's King Duncan to take the throne for himself. The plan is hatched by none other than his scheming and ambitious wife. On Friday, Fassbender's Macbeth looked to be wearing a war wound, while Lady Macbeth was nowehere in sight.
It’s yet to be revealed whether or not Fassbender will be trading in his Irish brogue for a Scottish accent, but Cotillard has already confirmed that she’ll be keeping her French accent for the movie. The Oscar-winning actress claims director Justin Kurzel thought it could add an interesting element to the film adaptation.
“[Kurzel] thought it was interesting to have, like, an exotic flavor to the accent. So I asked, ‘Do you really think it's interesting? Or do you think I will never be able to totally erase my French accent and be totally Scottish?’” she told Interview magazine. “And he said, ‘No, no, no, we really think it's interesting.’ I don't know if it was true, but I'm doing it, so…”
Fassbender As Frank
Before Macbeth hits theaters sometime in 2015, Fassbender – who was nominated for an Oscar for playing a ruthless plantation owner in 12 Years a Slave – can next be seen on the big screen in the black comedy Frank. In the film, which premiered at Sundance, Fassbender’s face is obscured by a massive paper-mache head, as he plays the title character, an eccentric leader of a local pop band. Recognizable faces in the feature include Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
– Chelsea Regan