"Burke on the page was a certain sort of character, but then when I arrived in New Orleans and met up with Michael Wilkinson and Christien Tinsley, who did the tattoo, they really gave me all of the information I needed," he said.
"I put on this three-piece suit, and then I was going through hats, and I just put on a bowler hat, and I was like, that reminds me of 'Clockwork Orange,' and that reminds me of Frank Gorshin's Riddler," he continued. "So that would be my physicality -- I wanted to try and make him quite angular and quite rakish, and I definitely got the inspiration through the hat. So I found it all in that bowler hat, to be honest."
"I knew that [director Jimmy Hayward] wanted quite a sort of boisterous, colorful character to go against John Malkovich's," he explained. "So that's sort of why I thought of the Riddler in the 1970s -- I thought there was something kind of off the wall about that -- and then there's also something very sinister and dangerous about the 'Clockwork Orange' element. So I just sort of mashed them together."
"I kind of like wanted to keep the comic book style. But it always has to come from a real person," he said. "If you're doing fantasy, in order to take this person on that journey to a fantastical world which is already outside of the realms of reality, the people that occupy that world should be real or coming from some sort of reality."
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Michael Fassbender Talks 'Jonah Hex'
Michael Fassbender chatted to scifiwire.com about his role in 'Jonah Hex' as Burke a tattooed henchman who faces off with Jonah, Michael had to to say about playing the bad guy: