Michael Fassbender Gets His Butt Kicked by a Woman

Michael Fassbender and Gina Carano
Gina Carano and Michael Fassbender: hard to tell who’s winning.
It’s been a while since we discussed the forthcoming movie Haywire, starring MMA fighter Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Douglas. But now there’s a new trailer out, along with a great clip from an interview with Fassbender, who says of his fight with Carano:

I remember it clearly. She is supposed to pick up a vase and it breaks away, and the stunt guy said, “She’s going to grab it and hit you on the side of the head. But the one thing that’s important as she swings toward your head is you don’t look at her. You turn your head away and take the hit.” I was like, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, I got it.

“Of course, Gina picked up the vase and I looked right at it. It was like a camera bulb had gone off.

Fassbender insists he wasn’t seriously hurt, for which we are all thankful!  Although you don’t get to see the vase bit, you can check out some of the action in the new trailer below:


  1. Elyse Dinh-McCrillis

    I’ve seen this movie and Fassbender’s fight scene is the best one out of many. It’s brutal. At the screening I attended, Fassbender did Q&A afterward and he said he puked after two days of filming that scene. He told himself it was due to “my getting a bug instead of getting my ass kicked by Gina.”

  2. Megan Frampton

    I really want to see this to feed my Fassbender addiction.

  3. Kiersten

    Me too, Megan! Even if he gets off’d in the early minutes, feel like it’ll totally be worth it!

  4. Mido

    i can’t wait to watch this kick-ass movie, specially the fight scene between fassbender and gina i think it will be awesome, i like this guy so much because he is really good actor, and for gina i must say YOU ARE FUCKEN GORGEOUS WOMAN 🙂

  5. Elyse Dinh-McCrillis

    MFramptom and Kiersten, have you seen SHAME? He’s amazing in it.

  6. Megan Frampton

    @PopCultureNerd: No, I haven’t, and I am dying to–I love those dark, obsessive addiction films, and he is such a good actor. Not sure when I can get to it, might have to wait for DVD (it’s in NY, but not something I can take the 12 yo to). Good to hear you saw it, and loved it.

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