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Sep 13 2015
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Michael Fassbender (and Jean Genet) by Bruce Weber for The New York Times T Magazine.

In the accompanying piece, Fassbender says his try-out for the Drama Centre of London was guided by something he saw while having a piss ...

‘‘I went to the urinal, and as I was pissing, I saw that someone had written ‘Hi, Cookie!’ on the wall. Those words were staring at me, as I stood there. I had just finished playing the Cook in a production of ‘Mother Courage,’ and I had done it with a Scottish accent. Cook; cookie. ‘I’ll do the Iago monologue in a Scottish accent,’ I decided, even though that wasn’t how I had prepared it ... ‘It’s funny. I haven’t thought about that for years and years. I’m not saying what I saw was a sign or anything. But maybe I did sort of take it that way, and that helped me.’’