- 26 Dec 16
Irish actor Michael Fassbender has revealed that he had a “conversation” with director JJ Abrams about starring in Star Wars: Episode VII.
If the X-Men star had taken up the role, he would’ve followed in the footsteps of Irish actors Liam Neeson, Domhnall Gleeson and Bronagh Gallagher who have all appeared in Star Wars movies.
“We talked about a role. We had a conversation. I’m pretty sure I was busy doing something else in the summer he was kickstarting that,” Fassbender said in an interview with MTV’s Happy sad Confused podcast.
Earlier this week, Hot Press revealed that Fassbender plans to take a well-deserved break from acting in 2017.
“It’s been pretty full on. I had a ferocious appetite and energy for it, and I went at it like a maniac. But I’m going to take some downtime now. The last five years, I was verging on being a workaholic. I’ve just been going from film to film,” he stated.
He’s certainly been very busy. Since 2011, Fassbender has more than a dozen credits to his name, such as the Steve Jobs biopic and a number of X-Men movies. But even if he does take time out, fans of the actor will still be seeing plenty of him in 2017, as Fassbender has three films in post-production and will next appear on the big screen in Assassin’s Creed, which is out in January.