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Fassbender: Ladies love me

Michael Fassbender is amused by how many women want his attention now he is famous.

The German-born actor has attracted fans all over the world with his brooding good looks. He is currently single, but insists he is far more popular with the opposite sex since he became a Hollywood star.

"I make a lot more friends, you know what I mean? You become a lot more successful in terms of, like, talking to a girl. She’s all of a sudden more interested in me. I know that, like, three years ago, she would’ve walked away after two sentences left my mouth,” he told the November issue of GQ. “I remember I was sitting at this table at this thing, and I was talking to this girl. I was like, ‘God, I am so boring right now.’ But she was like, ‘That’s so interesting!’ I was like, ‘You know what? Five years ago, this would not have been interesting.’”

Michael is too busy making movies to commit to a romance. The 36-year-old hunk has struggled to stay with the same woman for too long.

“I think the longest relationship that I’ve been in was two years,” he smiled. “I started doing this when I was 17, so I guess in my dating, adult life, that kind of covers it.”

The star is currently promoting 12 Years a Slave, which sees him once again team up with director Steve McQueen. In the historical drama, Michael portrays Edwin Epps, an evil Louisiana slave-owner. He has discussed how he copes with playing such a sinister character.

“Let me put it to you this way, right? A lot of comedians are dark personalities, but they’re making people laugh. So, you know, it can flip the other way. People that are playing dark roles can actually be quite light. It doesn’t necessarily go hand in hand,” Michael explained. “I think sometimes maybe people that are lighter can access that darkness easier, whereas people that are dark don’t like to access it. I know that I've got darkness, but for the most part I try and smile as much as I can, you know?”

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