Belfast Telegraph

Michael Fassbender prefers feisty females to shrinking violets

Michael Fassbender has no intention of ever dating "a wallflower".

The 37-year-old actor was most recently linked to supermodel Naomi Campbell, who is renowned for being a hot head. It seems her lively personality could have been one of the reasons she appealed to Michael.

"Everybody would rather a feisty woman, no? You don’t want a wallflower, you want life and passion and opinion," he is quoted as saying by British newspaper The Sun.

Michael is often seen on nights out and was famously asked to leave an after-party for his film A Dangerous Method in 2012. At the time it was reported he was in "high spirits" which might have been a little too much for the other diners at the upmarket London restaurant to deal with.

The star insists he should be allowed to do whatever he wants in his downtime, as long as it never interferes with his work.

"If you love the work and are passionate about storytelling then you will always be professional and dedicated on set at any time," he explained.

“But what you do off the set... well, as long as you are prepared and respectful, you can have some fun.”

Michael has been linked to many leading ladies since he found fame, including Cameron Diaz and Lupita Nyong'o. Although he knows he's become something of a heartthrob since making it on the big screen, the star takes his sex symbol status with a pinch of salt.

"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 said last year. “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.’”

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