I’m going to start off by saying that I had no idea that James McAvoy swore so much. Bear in mind that this was a written piece, and only excerpts of his conversation were chosen, so I can only imagine how much more cussing he’d done in person. Somehow, I find it oddly titillating.
Anymyturnonsarescary, Out Magazine recently released an interview with James McAvoy, the gorgeous Scottish beast of talent, in which he discusses his new film trilogy, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, and they take a look at his evolution as a movie star.
Taking a look at some of the titles that were mentioned in the interview (The Last King of Scotland, Shameless, X-Men), it’s incredible just how diverse a lot of the characters that he’s played are. Some time ago, I wrote a piece arguing that his role in the film Filth was played to absolute perfection. McAvoy, himself, declares that some of his most recent roles have sort of taken on this dark, traumatic, psychotic edge that we got to see in Filth.
Amazingly, though, the first movie that I’d ever seen him in was The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, in which he played the soft-spoken satyr, Mr Tumnus. He was just so adorably sweet and kind that I fell in love with him right then and there. Considering that he was sporting horns, the legs of a goat and a body half covered in animal hair, I’m now realising how completely troubling that love may have been.
Regardless, James McAvoy excels in every role that he takes on, and this Out interview shows that he is just as beautiful and down-to-earth as we would want him to be… if maybe a little heavy on the swearing.