Michael Fassbender Hopes Macbeth Will Inspire Kids to Read Shakespeare

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The Hollywood A-lister, who plays the lead role in director Justin Kurzel’s adaption of the play

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ACTOR Michael Fassbender says his greatest wish for his new movie Macbeth is that it inspires more schoolchildren to study Shakespeare.says he would encourage teenagers to go and see the epic blockbuster, in which Scotland’s dramatic countryside has a starring role.

The actor, who played Magneto in the X-Men films and won an Oscar nomination for his role in 12 Years A Slave, said: “Shakespeare is a genius. The one thing I kept saying to Justin is, ‘If we can inspire the kids, that would be wonderful.’

“It’s an arrogant thing for me to presume that they weren’t already inspired by it but I’m talking from my own experience.

“I hope 15-year-olds who are doing it as a part of their exams see the movie and find fresh and new things and see that it’s not so far removed.”

To be or not to be…an inspiration to children: Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender star in the new Macbeth.

courtesy of Daily Record UK

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