Michael Fassbender, now 34, is perhaps the most sought out actor working today, landing leading roles in last year’s Shame, A Dangerous Method and X-Men: First Class. If there is one thing that has become clear, Fassbender likes to bare it all if the role calls for it. Long before Shame or even Hunger, the actor took it all off, in his first professional acting job at 21 years of age.
“I got the SAS Airlines commercial when I was in drama school,” Fassbender told EW recently. “They would have kicked me out if they found out. In the commercial, I wake up in bed and there’s a beautiful blonde next to me. I get up naked, walk to the kitchen, open the fridge, drink some milk, eat some eggs, and I look over my shoulder and her mother’s sitting there really stern, and there’s a plant strategically placed in front of my … you know. And the line was: ‘SAS Airlines — When you’d rather be somewhere else.’ I got 2,200 pounds for it.”