9:49pm PT by Natalie Stone
Michael Fassbender Talks 'Steve Jobs' With Jimmy Fallon: I'm "Numb When I Watch It"
Michael Fassbender visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday to discuss his starring role in the Aaron Sorkin-written Steve Jobs, which hits theaters Friday.
While first chatting about "loving" their positions as alter boys when they were young, Fassbender told host Jimmy Fallon that "it is actually the first sort of experience of acting, really. I felt like I was up on a stage," he said. "It actually was quite boring sitting there in the congregation, but to be up part of it ... " He said that he made money the "kosher" way (he earned cash working weddings) in being an alter boy, which he used to buy his first stereo.
The duo transitioned to chatting about Fassbender's latest role in Jobs. "I like it. It was pretty intense. I'm still a little bit numb when I watch it," he said before praising the cast and director Danny Boyle.
"We had to speak fast because there's 190 pages or so, so you don't want it to go over two hours. So for that reason, you have to speak very fast," said the Irish actor of the R-rated drama, in which he stars as the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died of of pancreatic cancer on Oct. 5, 2011.
"It's amazing just to see how much of an impact he still has on their lives and how much they remember him," said Fassbender of meeting Steve Wozniak, John Sculley and Joanna Hoffman, among other colleagues of Jobs. "I could feel the sadness, and the love there was pretty palpable. So that was something I really took from those meetings."
Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels and Seth Rogen also star in the biopic.