10/15/2013 AT 10:25 AM ET
Now that his acting career has skyrocketed, Michael Fassbender is finding it much easier to talk to women.
“You become a lot more successful in terms of, like, talking to a girl,” Fassbender tells GQ in its November issue. “She’s all of a sudden more interested in me. I know that, like, three years ago, she would’ve walked away after two sentences left my mouth.”
He adds: “I remember I was sitting at this table at this thing, and I was talking to this girl. I was like, ‘God, I am so boring right now.’ But she was like, ‘That’s so interesting!’ I was like, ‘You know what? Five years ago, this would not have been interesting.’ ”
The Irish-German actor, 36, also talks about his track record when it comes to dating.
“I think the longest relationship that I’ve been in was two years. I started [acting] when I was 17, so I guess in my dating, adult life, that kind of covers it.”
Since then, he’s made a splash in the 2011 sex-addict drama Shame and, this year, headlines two buzzed-about films: 12 Years a Slave and The Counselor. He also recently wrapped up shooting X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Throw in his sexy GQ cover and we’re betting he won’t have any more trouble chatting up the ladies.