'Hi Cookie' Michael Fassbender inspired by bathroom graffiti 'sign'
Actor Michael Fassbender says he nailed an audition for drama school ... after being inspired by some graffiti in a urinal.
The star (inset) had been rejected by two schools before his audition for the Drama Centre in London and decided to use a different accent after seeing the scribblings beforehand.
"I went to the urinal and saw that someone had written 'Hi, Cookie'," he said.
"I had just finished playing the cook in a production of Mother Courage and I did it with a Scottish accent.
"I decided to do the monologue in a Scottish accent, even though that wasn't how I had prepared it.
"I'm not saying what I saw was a sign, but maybe I did take it that way, and that helped me," he added.
The German-born Kerryman has starred in a number of intense films such as Hunger, 12 Years a Slave and Shame but says he leaves his characters on set.
"I don't bring characters home with me," he said.
"That's just not the way I work.''
His latest film, a new adaptation of Macbeth, will be in cinemas on October 2.