James McAvoy wants "Macbeth-off" with McKellen and Stewart on 'X-Men'

Liz Hoggard
Yahoo UK Movies News
23 February 2013

The Scottish star James McAvoy, who has just opened on stage in London in Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, 'Macbeth', jokes that he will be in good company filming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'.


His co-stars in the film, Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, have also made the role famous on stage. McAvoy jokes they may start quoting lines from the play at each other.


“I didn’t go; I don’t want it in my head,” he told 'Time Out', when asked if he’d seen Patrick starring as Macbeth. “I did see it on 'YouTube'. A couple of times I thought, ‘I don’t know what the f**k I’m going to do with that line, I’ll have a look at how other people do it,’ and they don’t know what they’re doing either! It will be interesting when Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick and I are all working on X-Men. We might have a Macbeth-off. I might just go, ‘My Macbeth’s better than your Macbeth… And your Macbeth: hmm, not so sure.’”


Although he now commands parts in Hollywood blockbusters, James prides himself on remaining unaffected by his success.


He believes most people would be astounded if they knew just how ordinary most A-listers are.


“One of the weird things about Hollywood is we’re all imposters; we’re all just glammed up. At a proper Hollywood party – an Oscars party – you look around and go, ‘F**k, he’s a movie star and she’s a movie star and he got six million dollars for a film,’ but it’s clear everybody’s the same. Your initial instinct might be, ‘How the f**k did I get here'’ but after a couple of years you go, ‘The same way every f**ker else did.’”

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