March 19, 2012
Michael Fassbender discusses Prometheous character

Michael Fassbender is set to appear in the Ridley Scott directed movie Prometheus later this year, where he will play the android David. Michael admitted that he believes that David could develop his own human personality. 

Fassbender explained, "You're essentially trying to build a computer that has a physicality to it, that can respond and understand human behaviour. It's programmed to be able to incorporate itself within a human environment. So, what happens when you programme that and the programme then starts making its own connections and joins up to its own electrical linking to other areas and forming its own ego, insecurities, jealousy and envy?"
He added, "What I thought was very interesting was that you have this guy who was on his own for two and a half years while everyone else was in cryostasis, so what did he do to amuse himself? The idea that there is something of a little boy there, and that he has to rely on his imagination to keep himself occupied, imagination is a very human trait.”
Michael continued, "The way that [screenwriter] Damon [Lindelof] wrote it, people treat him as a robot and there's a bit of contempt towards him because he has all the answers. He's hyper-intelligent. His physicality is more advanced than human beings.”
Prometheus is released on June 1 in the UK and June 8 in the US.


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