Here is what the 33-year-old Welcome To The Punch actor had to share with the mag:
On being a geek at heart: “I am a nerd but I don’t dive head-first into any fiefdom of nerdiness, except for maybe Star Trek.”
On his new film Welcome to the Punch: “Don’t get me wrong. I love British cinema, but there’s also a place for ostentatious, balls-out entertainment.”
On the skill of playing audiences: “Big year, really, for me, in terms of getting to play somebody that challenges the audience more than I have done in the past. As an actor, you’ve got to try and make the audience like you, even if you’re doing bad things. I quite like that dynamic.”
The full interview appears in the April issue of Esquire UK, on newsstands now, and is also available as a digital edition!
Source (including photo): Just Jared
James McAvoy on Macbeth and Welcome to the PunchJames McAvoy in new film 'Welcome to the Punch'. Picture: ContributedHis new life role as a dad took James McAvoy off our screens for a while but now he’s back, busy and doing as much ‘growing up’ as his two-year-old son.
Stroking a dagger-shaped (and faintly ginger) beard, James McAvoy is ruminating on the odder, insider-y aspects of his career – the foibles of friends, the strange relations with your family, the quirky casting choices, the methods of collaborators.
Read more at Scotland on Sunday
Listen again: James McAvoy on heat radio
From HeatWorld Radio:
This week on heatworld Saturday we were joined by the lovely, handsome James McAvoy. He stars with Mark Strong in new cops & robbers movie Welcome to the Punch which is out in cinemas next Friday. Lucie Cave went along to a posh hotel to chat to James about all things filmy, beardy and manly.Source (including photo): Heatworld
James McAvoy - Interview
After a couple of years off, James McAvoy has the leading role in three big British films in 2013. First is the American-style London cop thriller Welcome to the Punch, opposite Mark Strong, then he teams up with Danny Boyle for the action movie Trance, and later this year he leads the starry cast of Filth, based on the notorious Irvine Welsh novel. Meanwhile, he's been getting rave reviews in the title role in Shakespeare's Macbeth on a London West End stage before he rejoins the X-men for the super-sequel Days of Future Past.
Read the full interview at Contact Music