Michael Fassbender - Michael Fassbender Is Hooked On Skydiving

Actor Michael Fassbender has become hooked on skydiving after taking part in his second jump.

The 12 Years A Slave actor developed a taste for the extreme sport after his first freefall over Hawaii on New Year's Eve in 2011, and admits he is now addicted to the adrenaline rush after completing a second skydive.

He tells Britain's Gq magazine, "Last time was in Hawaii, New Year's Eve. An incredible feeling. And that's the thing that blows my mind about human beings. Someone somewhere first had that idea. To jump out of a plane and free fall...

"Of course, you have to pull the parachute and eventually and that's the bit that freaks me out. When you suddenly slow and you can see how high you are. You can see the curvature of the earth. Applying the brakes suddenly makes you more aware of your mortality. Before this, everything is just a rush of brown and greens as you scream towards the planet through space. Then the chute opens and you can see all the details. The cars. The trees. Houses. All of life is brought back into sharp focus. Suddenly reality appears a little too close somehow."

Fassbender is also glad he discovered the daredevil hobby before he got too old to enjoy it, adding, "Wouldn't it be terrible to be on your deathbed and suddenly think, 'God, why didn't I do that?' Was it because I was worried about failing? Or what somebody else might think of me? We are all going to die eventually... Take the jump. What have you got to lose?"


Tags: Michael Fassbender - GQ


More Michael Fassbender

Is Robert Downey Jr Playing Leonardo da Vinci in 'Assassin's Creed'?

The rumor in the movie casting world today (September 12, 2014) is that Robert Downey Jr has signed on to play Leonardo da Vinci in...

Details Surface On 'Assassin's Creed: Rogue,' Michael Fassbender Talks Movie

The Assassin’s Creed series is one of those things that you never have to wait a long time to get another dose of. Since the...

Ahead Of US Release, Quirky Musical Comedy "Frank" Strikes The Right Chord With Critics

This week, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank came out of nowhere to great reviews and optimistic weekend predictions. It seems Michael Fassbender playing an eccentric musician, who...

Frank Trailer

Frank is an eccentric musician who refuses to be seen without the giant paper mache cartoon head he wears. As he embarks on a pursuit...


X-Men: Days of Future Past Is The Blockbuster to Beat With Huge Opening Box Office

X-Men: Days of Future Past has the most successful first-weekend X-Men movie and the biggest opener of the year so far with its hugely successful...

X-men: Days of Future Past Movie Review

Continuing to be the most original and resonant of the Marvel superhero franchises, the X-men return in the capable hands of director Bryan Singer, who...

With 95%, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Is The Best X-Men Movie. Period.

The early reviews of X-Men: Days of Future Past were potentially damaging. There was talk of the narrative being far too complex for the average...

Sainsbury's Criticised For Ragged Mannequin Next to '12 Years a Slave' DVD Promo

As one of the biggest, most critically acclaimed and most decorated films of 2013, 12 Years a Slave was always going to be a big...



Michael Fassbender Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Michael Fassbender

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All