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Monday 5 December 2016

'Hi Cookie' Michael Fassbender inspired by bathroom graffiti 'sign'

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender

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.

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