Fassbender Buys Lingere, Skips Awards Preamble

It has been over a year since we had our last on-screen dose of ‘Dat Fass’ in “Prometheus,” but Michael Fassbender is back in a big way over the next few weeks with two films – Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor” and Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave”.

Today, the first clip from “The Counselor” has come online and sees Fassbender’s attorney character chatting up a sales clerk (Natalie Dormer) in a lingerie shop. Sounds mundane? Check it out. The framing, the visuals, the music, the editing all feels decidedly off-kilter – albeit in a amusingly trippy kind of way:

The clip comes from a GQ article which also includes a quote in which Fassbender does what Joaquin Phoenix did last year – dismiss awards show glad-handing.

Many expect him to get awards attention for his work in “12 Years A Slave,” but the actor says he won’t be participating in any Oscar season campaigning. The actor did it nearly two years ago for “Shame” and has no plans to do it again:

“You know, I get it. Everybody’s got to do their job. So you try and help and facilitate as best you can. But I won’t put myself through that kind of situation again. It’s just a grind. And I’m not a politician. I’m an actor.”