James McAvoy photographed by Perou
"I don’t know what I thought it was gonna be. Honest to God, I did a movie and a couple of little TV shows when I was 16, didn’t do anything again, got into drama school. Then I started working pretty much immediately after drama school. I wasn’t really aware of what was going on, and I still hadn’t really decided that I was an actor. I hadn’t sort of said to myself "Right, this is the rest of my life," because you can’t, because there is still a big massive part of me saying, "What if the work dries up tomorrow? Then I’m not an actor any more," you know?"
I talk about this a lot when people ask me about my favorite films and things, and I try to be as honest as possible, but it is The Goonies. I did watch The Goonies a lot.
“I've been naked on screen a few times and that wasn't too much of a problem. I don't really know what else there is that would be a nightmare. Maybe covering yourself with peanut butter or something! For the right part, I’d consider anything.”
James Mcavoy for Hunger Magazine (credit)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)