Michael Fassbender has revealed that he was initially worried about portraying the late Steve Jobs in his upcoming new movie.
The Irish-German actor has been tipped for the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the Danny Boyle directed film.
Speaking at the film’s European Premiere at the London Film Festival on Sunday, he said he was ‘worried’ about taking on the role because of what Steve Jobs’ family might think of his representation.
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“I was worried about how their late father, husband and friend will be portrayed and that weighed on my conscience.
“There was a responsibility for sure. But I have to get on with my job. This wasn’t a biopic; it was a dramatisation so all the clues I needed were in the script,” he told RTÉ Ten.
“I approached it with utmost respect for Jobs and his family… If they do see it, I hope they are not hurt by it because that’s not my intention,” he added.
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The film, named after the late Apple co-founder, is based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. It is split into three lengthy scenes and is set backstage at three Apple product launches, including the launch of the iMac in 1998.
Kate Winslet also stars in the film as former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, as well as Seth Rogen who portrays Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniel’s plays former Apple CEO John Sculley.
The film is set to hit Irish cinemas on Friday November 13.