Michael Fassbender talks ‘Prometheus’ android role

Actor describes his character David as a 'persecuted creep'

Michael Fassbender has opened up about his android character in Prometheus.

The man-of-the-moment actor plays David in Ridley Scott‘s Alien prequel, and now he has revealed that he sees his robotic character as ‘creepy’ but persecuted.

Fassbender told ShortList: “There’s a vanity to him. And he always has the answers so there’s a swagger to him, too. In fact, I think he might be kind of creepy. I do creepy well. If you’re looking for weird or creepy in a robotic style, call me.”

On developing the character, he added: “What I thought was interesting was him being programmed to react in a certain way. And part of that is him blending in with humans, so does an ego develop to facilitate that? He’s there to serve them, but he’s sort of disliked because they think he might be superior to them. Or just different. Because humans have that thing where they’re like, ‘Something’s different? Persecute!”

Prometheus takes place 35 years before the events of Scott’s original movie, Alien, but all involved are being mindful of using the word ‘prequel’. It co-stars Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce.

You can watch the trailer below.