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Michael Fassbender calls opposition to gay marriage in US 'bizarre' and 'ludicrous'

Tells Gay Star News: 'People are happy and want to get married, why not? I don't understand where the resistance would be to be honest'
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Michael Fassbender, a lock for an Oscar nomination for his performance in 12 Years a Slave, stopped to chat with Gay Star News during a dizzying weekend of award season events in Los Angeles.

The 36-year-old actor was asked about the ongoing battle over same-sex marriage that has been going on in the US - most specifically in Utah where a legal battle is taking place.

'I've always thought it was a bit crazy that it wasn't allowed. It's so weird, bizarre,' Fassbender said Saturday (11 January) as he arrived at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles Tea Party.

'I totally favor it,' he said of gay marriage being made legal.

'People are happy and want to get married, why not? I don't understand where the resistance would be to be honest. It seems bizarre to me - ludicrous.'

Fassbender is also open to playing a gay role on screen whether the character is married or not.

'If the right story comes, if it's a good story, I always do it,' he said. 'It doesn't really matter if the character is gay.'

Fassbender arrived in Los Angeles on Friday and has kept a jam-packed schedule.

He picked up the best supporting actor prize at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards on Friday, attended the BAFTA-LA tea Saturday and on Sunday will attend the Golden Globe Awards where he is a nominee for best supporting actor.

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