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Monday 28 July 2014

James McAvoy's toilet thoughts

James McAvoy

James McAvoy goes into deep thought while urinating.

The Scottish actor's onscreen roles have varied throughout his career from a violent gambler in Trance to the mythical Mr. Tumnus in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

James always finds a moment to gather his thoughts while on movie sets and it is usually while he is urinating. He even notices he repeats the same demand to himself each time but is unsure how it came about.

"Weirdly, there's one line that I say to myself a lot in whatever character I'm playing, when I'm having a pee," he revealed to British magazine Short List. "When I'm having a pee is my most reflective moment. The line is, 'You can't make me do that, you can't make me do that.' I don't know why that is."

The 34-year-old star is also known for his ability to channel different emotions in front of the camera. He admits he use to daydream a lot as a child and practise his various looks in front of the mirror.

However he insists he no longer takes part in such practices now he is grown up.

"When I was a kid I used to sit by the mirror and see if I could make myself cry," he recalled. "And I used to fantasise about going to a different town, being a new kid in a new school, and possibly come across a girl who's getting bullied, and I stop her getting bullied and then she falls in love with me and then we have lots of sex. But I've not done that as an adult."

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