Michael Fassbender says fame offers him a “buffet of choice” when it comes to women.

The star admits that making a name for himself in Hollywood has many benefits. After appearing in a host of movies, including the new drama Shame, Michael has attracted a host of female admirers.

He is aware that many women would love to date a celebrity because of the enviable lifestyle.

“Sleeping around? I don’t think it’s a cliché. You’re travelling around a lot and perhaps lonely and you want some kind of connection again. You’re in a position where people treat you differently,” he told the February issue of GQ magazine. “Maybe a lot of people are in denial and think that it’s down to their looks and their charm that a lot of women proposition them, but the fact of that matter is they are living with what appears to be an attractive lifestyle. Your opportunities are multiplied again, so there’s more of a buffet of choice.”

Michael – who plays a sex addict in Shame - does his best to resist temptation. The 34-year-old hunk doesn’t want to be led astray or lose focus on his career. However, he admits it isn’t easy to ignore the attentions of a beautiful woman.

“I think you just have to keep an eye on things. I’m not immune to anything, but I’m aware of my weaknesses and the beast within,” he explained. “Like anything, if you feed it enough times, it starts to take control. That thing of being seduced, and you’ve just got to be careful. But that’s no guarantee that I’m not going to go crazy and destroy the sweetshop.”

Michael – who was born in Germany and grew up in Ireland – famously lost weight for his role in the 2008 movie Hunger. At the time, the actor revealed that the drastic diet killed his sex drive.

Now he says embarking on the weight loss regime also made his life a lot easier at times.

“You realise how much of a distraction it is. Especially on a hot summer’s day. Girls are wearing less,” he added. “I mean, yes, I have a wandering eye. But when I focused [on losing weight], it released me from that.”

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