Michael Fassbender Gushes Over His 'Highly Intelligent' 'X-Men' Co-Star Kodi Smit-McPhee

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Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee are spending an awful lot of time together – but we’re not complaining!
The two cross the American frontier in Slow West, and are currently in the midst of filming X-Men: Apocalypse. Fassbender will reprise his role as Magneto in the latest installment of the popular franchise, while Smit-McPhee was brought on board as a young Nightcrawler.
“Kodi’s a very easy young man to get on with,” Fassbender tells ET. “He’s highly intelligent, he’s got a strong opinion on many things, including acting. He’s confident in his steps, so it was really easy. I just found him a very interesting man to talk to.”
In Slow West, opening in theaters today, Fassbender stars as Silas, a mysterious traveler who joins 16-year-old Jay (Smit-McPhee) in a cross-country journey in search for the woman he loves.
The movie also stars rumored Star Wars: Rogue One actor Ben Mendelsohn as Payne, an outlaw in pursuit of Jay.
“He's such a phenomenal talent and just so unpredictable,” Fassbender said of Mendelsohn. “You don't know what he's going to do next or what direction he's going to go. […] He's an ultimate pro.”