Los Angeles: Irish actor Michael Fassbender, seen as a brutal plantation owner and slave master Edwin Epps in "12 Years A Slave", describes it as one of the most petrifying characters he has come across.
The 36-year-old, who has been nominated in the best actor in a supporting role category for the 86th edition of the Academy Awards, said that he had difficulty getting in and out of the character while shooting the movie.
"I`ve come across unpredictable characters before, but none as terrifying as Epps. It was gruelling to find the inner workings of a human being in the character of Epps," Fassbender said in a statement.
"There`s always a residue and effect left by a character but I have learnt to slip in and out of it," he added.
Set in the 1900s "12 Years A Slave" is the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery.
"12 Years A Slave" will release in India Jan 31.