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Michael Fassbender terrified by `12 Years...` role

IANS | Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 16:55

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.

First Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 16:55

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