Michael Fassbender plays a robot in the upcoming film Prometheus, a prequel to the Alien trilogy. Surprisingly Fassbender doesn’t take off his clothes in this one as the robot doesn’t have any nude scenes.
TIME magazine asked him what it takes to play a robot:
The inspiration we used was David Bowie and The Man Who Fell to Earth, and for films there were the replicants in Blade Runner. Greg Louganis, in terms of physicality. Lawrence of Arabia of course, and Peter O’Toole as Lawrence, and Dirk Bogarde. They were the ingredients.
Photo: Peter O’Toole + Dirk Bogarde + Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner + David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth + Greg Louganis = Michael Fassbender as David in Prometheus