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Saturday 31 January 2015

James McAvoy: I’m a cartoon character

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15:  Actor James McAvoy attends the 2012 Olivier Awards at The Royal Opera House on April 15, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
James McAvoy

James McAvoy adopts a "cartoon character" role in the mornings.

The Scottish actor married actress Anne-Marie Duff in 2006. The couple have a son called Brendan who was born in 2010. James was recently interviewed for a radio breakfast show and confessed talking about his work in the early hours was a novelty.

"We've got a wee boy I'm used to early mornings," James told BBC Radio 1. "I'm used to being in a mode where I pretend to be cartoon characters, not have to be serious at this time in the morning."

The talented on-screen leading man is also skilled at putting on performances in the theatre.

Since earlier this year, James has played the title role in Shakespeare's Macbeth on stage in London's West End district.

He has discussed the trials and tribulations of convincingly kissing your love interest without the use of Hollywood effects as assistance.

"We do proper snogging on stage in Macbeth but we don't do tongues. It's hard," he joked. "In everyday life, if you are with someone of the opposite sex or the same sex and you touch lips but no tongue comes then you've got to get out of that. It could be a bit tantric."

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