Michael Fassbender 'only' star for Shame director
Michael Fassbender is the "only" actor Steve McQueen would have asked to be in 'Shame'.
The Irish actor portrays the role of a sex addict in the movie and director Steve - who has worked with Michael on 2008 film 'Hungover' previously - does not believe any one else would have been up to the task.
He said: "He's the only person I could have asked. We worked on 'Hunger' back in 2008, and we have a relationship. I'm happy with him. I don't believe a lot of actors. I just don't believe them. Michael's an actor, and I believe him."
Steve believes the character - named Brandon - is an anti-hero, despite him trying to overcome his problems.
He added to AskMen.com: "You realise this guy has to have sex every day. He's like an [alcoholic saying], 'I want a six pack [of beer]. So why don't I?' We don't have self-will. We just do not have self-will. If we did, the world would be a fantastic place, but we're always f**king up, and we try to fix it and then it's broken. Brandon is an anti-hero, and he's trying too. I very much appreciate people having an affinity with that sexual addiction or with Brandon, that they understand him. That's important."